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33 Creative Global Warming Poster Designs for your inspiration

33 Creative Global Warming Poster Designs for your inspiration | Environmental studies | Scoop.it
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In this post we have added 30 creative Global warming poster design examples for your inspiration. Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans
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These posters designed to create awareness about global warming are creative and while they do not necessarily carry a lot of depth, I believe that these ads would leave viewers with an after-thought.

 

These posters carry a certain amount of shock value, as some of them use explicit imagery, like the polar bear wearing its own fur while it is detached from its body. This image is sending out the message that soon the climate conditions will become drastically different and thus devoid the polar bear’s fur coat of use. The viewer is left with possibility of drastic global temperature increases as a result of global warming. I do enjoy the symbolic representations reflected in these posters and they do leave an impression on the viewer. 

 

There is a poster that reveals a depleting forest cover where there is a portion of the forest where vegetation seems to be sparse and is close to being barren. The forestation is shaped to resemble a pair of human lungs. The aspect that draws me in is the stark resemblance the forest cover has to a pair of human lungs. It allows me to recognize the message that the designer is trying to put across. Like how smoking damages the lungs in human bodies, deforestation pollutes the environment and causes harm to the Earth’s “respiratory systems”.

 

Trees are important to the atmosphere and they function as lungs for our planet while functioning to regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. Healthy forests help absorb greenhouse gasses and carbon emissions that are discharged during industrialization which contribute to global climate change as they produce oxygen during photosynthesis. Therefore, the picture emphasizes the threats faced by our environment as a result of deforestation.

 

Another poster that has captured my attention is the one where there is the classic pictorial representation of human evolution. One would notice the thinning ice sheet the human is walking on and hence it highlights the melting ice caps that are threatening coastal regions.

  

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Tweet from @ClimateReality

Tweet from @ClimateReality | Environmental studies | Scoop.it
#ClimateFact: 10 indicators of a warming world pic.twitter.com/iEc4NR7Q6A
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This is a simple infographic that presents the 10 indicators of global warming. It informs everyone that global warming does have its consequences and is a real and relevant problem. The inforgraphic has used simple drawings to convey the message and hence it contains little noise like misinterpretations and ensures that it is easy for all to read. 

 

The data is provided by studies done by NOAA, an agency that strives to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. They aim to protect life and property and conserving and natural resources and is America's first scientific agency. Thus, it is a credible source and the information provided is definitely accurate. 

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Wind turbines on old coal mines? | 10:10

Wind turbines on old coal mines? | 10:10 | Environmental studies | Scoop.it
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 The following infographics have been developed to inform people about the project set-up in July 2013 to develop suitable sites for wind turbines on land that has been used for mining in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire and is now owned by Harworth Estates. The infographics are easy to comprehend and follow, thus allowing the information presented to be accessible to viewers. For example, I was delighted that I did not have to read long passages of facts and scientific terms about the advantages of wind energy over energy produced by the burning of coal.

 

The statistics presented would thus enable me to assess the potential of wind energy and I believe that it is definitely smart to harness the best of the renewable resources that your country has to offer. The bright colours and cute fonts used by the designer was able to sustain my attention while I was reading the facts stated on these infographics.

 

Moreover, the content in these images were short and succinct, hence I was not distracted easily and was instead interested to learn more. The information about the company and its efforts are not stated in length on the website and hence there is a link attached in the article that leads those who are interested to learn more about Four Winds Energy Cooperative Limited, to their website.  

 

Wind energy is no doubt a better alternative to fossil fuels as it is one of the lowest-priced renewable energy technologies available today, costing between 4 and 6 cents per kilowatt-hour, depending upon the wind resource and project financing of the particular project. Moreover, they can be built on farms or ranches that have large spaces of land available for construction of wind sites.

 

Understanding the various benefits that wind energy provides, Four Winds seeks investors interested in building a cleaner tomorrow, those who believe in the importance of renewable energy sources. Thus, they gather the finances supplied by the help of local investors and I believe that this would increase the level of awareness and productivity.

 

By enabling and involving local citizens in these towns and allowing them to be part of the committee, they would set off more action and efforts. Thus, this would allow them to be more embedded in the progress regarding the construction of the wind mines. The infographic would hence attract more investors and better secure the success of the project.

 

 

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LEGO, how will you rebuild what Shell destroys?

LEGO, how will you rebuild what Shell destroys? | Environmental studies | Scoop.it
Sign the petition to ask LEGO to cut ties with Shell and save the Arctic. Don't let Shell pollute our children's minds!
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This is one of Greenpeace’s latest projects and it is to inform the public about Shell’s global advertising deal with Lego. Shell has been working with Lego and it has been using the friendly and positive image Lego is associated with to make its Arctic drilling plans acceptable. Shell is extending its reach to the younger generation as Lego manufactures toy sets that have the Shell logo imprinted on its building bricks and on the apparel pieces of its Lego people.

 

The site created by Greenpeace is aimed to propel people to sign the petition in its goal of asking Lego to cut ties with shell and save the arctic. The Arctic is home to the polar bears and they are the first species to become endangered because of global warming.

 

By drilling the Arctic to open up new coal sources would directly threaten the habitat of these creatures and in the future, contribute to more harmful emissions as a result of fossil fuel burning, and hence further endanger the lives of these bears. 

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Here's how Obama is preparing the country for climate change

Here's how Obama is preparing the country for climate change | Environmental studies | Scoop.it
The president has unveiled a number of initiatives to help communities and citizens adapt to changes in the weather.
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“An important finding of this study is that, because flood defenses have been designed for past conditions, even a moderate rise in sea level would lead to soaring losses in the absence of adaptation.”  This was mentioned in the previous article, “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities”.

 

Thus, there is a call for improvements in flood management and the inclusion of more effective precautions and defences so as to cope with the changes in global climate conditions. In this article, it presents the various policies and programs that Obama has put forward to address the concern of managing climate change. I believe that in addition to reducing carbon emissions and the release of harmful substances to prevent further destruction, we need to understand that we have to design new systems to deal with the consequences that are real and imminent.

 

To reduce economic loss as a result of floods, Obama and his team will be developing a 3-D mapping program to help identify and manage risks of flooding, storm surges, landslides, coastal erosion, and water supply shortfalls. The program will be funded with $13.1 million. The various steps that Obama is striving to take are feasible and would equip more citizens with the knowledge needed for their survival in new climate conditions. These policies that address infrastructure designs would thus reduce physical damage should there be more floods in the future. 

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Environmentalists Denounce Repeal of Australia’s Carbon Tax

Environmentalists Denounce Repeal of Australia’s Carbon Tax | Environmental studies | Scoop.it
Opposition politicians and environmentalists said the Senate’s move Thursday made Australia the first country to retreat on fighting climate change.
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I am neither a politician nor a certified environmental researcher, thus my views about the issues addressed in this article may be biased or superficial. This is the New York Times article on the feedback given by various politicians and environmentalists in reaction to Australia’s repeal of law requiring companies to pay for the cost of their carbon emissions. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has stated that the repeal would save the average household 550 dollars a year.

 

However, I believe that carbon taxes should not be eliminated totally in favor of reducing the costs of organizations and operators who are required to pay these taxes. The government has voiced that they plan to encourage businesses to reduce pollution, rather than penalizing them.

 

I believe that both policies should be put in place to ensure more effective control over the emissions of carbon pollutants. The state of global warming is dire and governments should understand that harsh policies have to be put in place to ensure that the environment is not damaged even further. While economic growth and stability is vital, environmental policies should hold greater significance in certain areas to better motivate companies to adopt greener alternatives.

 

The direct impact and effectiveness of carbon taxes should not be undermined and the tax money received can be used for furthering environmental research in the country.

 

I do not believe that encouragement is more effective than imposing carbon taxes. Moreover, the government should instill policies that advocate greener alternatives rather than encouraging companies to do so. Mr Connor, chief executive of the Climate Institute, a Sydney-based advocacy group, said, “Australia’s economy is much more carbon-intensive than the U.S. economy.” Thus, it is definitely more crucial for Australia to continue implementing its carbon taxes in effort to reduce carbon emissions.

 

Moreover, while the government has promised lower energy costs for consumers to face rising electricity prices, it is revealed that Australian power companies are investing in infrastructure. Hence, the carbon tax was not stated accurately as the main source of rising energy prices. Carbon taxes are one of the solutions that governments have adopted to curb carbon emissions and it has been proven to be effective. In another study, done by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, it is found that Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems are the most cost-effective way to reduce emissions and should be “at the center of government efforts to tackle climate change”,

 

An OECD study, called Effective Carbon Prices, found that other policies, such as feed-in tariffs, industry regulation and subsidies, are far less economically viable than carbon pricing.

 

While the information provided was lengthy and lacked of any multimedia that would have made the article more interesting and interactive, it is detailed and the author lists her sources clearly, thus ensuring the credibility of the information presented. This article is sourced from the online platform of The New York Times, an award-winning article, thus the information presented is definitely of standard. 

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Tweet from @ClimateReality

Tweet from @ClimateReality | Environmental studies | Scoop.it
Congratulations, Germany! First in the #WorldCup. First in world solar. pic.twitter.com/PQ6rSu42tc
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I really liked how The Climate Reality's twitter team tied-in with the World Cup fever and included this fact about Germany's solar energy use and supply. The background colour of the infographic is yellow and thus eye-catching. Also, the font is easy to read and process. By congratulating the German football team, they were able to sneak in Germany's use of solar energy and hence draw attention to this renewable energy source.

 

However, I felt that it would be more informative if it had a link present in the tweet so that I would have access to more information. The use of the #WorldCup hashtag would thus ensure that more individuals had access on the tweet should they be browsing through tweets with the #WorldCup hashtag.

 

Although football fans may filter this tweet and label it as noise, it may also reach some fans who are concerned about the environment and hence happy to learn about the environmental efforts of Germany as well. 

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LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome. - YouTube

http://grnpc.org/Ig0qP We love LEGO. You love LEGO. Everyone loves LEGO. But when LEGO's halo effect is being used to sell propaganda to children, especially...
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This is the video created by Greenpeace and ironically, they have used Lego to demonstrate that everything is NOT awesome. Greenpeace has established the recent success of the Lego Movie and used it against Lego, who is partnering with Shell in advertising projects. Shell has used Lego and hid behind their popularity as they continue with environmentally damaging activities. The use of emotional music and imagery to associate Shell with has a useful effect of leaving the viewer disturbed and concerned. Although the information presented is not complete and thorough, I believe that it successfully captures the attention and invokes certain feelings of unjust. I believe that this video, while short, would be able to motivate users to seek more information and ultimately gather more insight to the petition and causes that Greenpeace has raised. 

 

I used to play with Lego when I was young and I am appalled at the tactics used by Shell. I remember playing with pieces of Lego that had the Shell sticker on it and now I feel guilty while recalling that I did so. I hope that Shell will clean up its act, literally, and drop the misleading approach that they have adopted. 

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Power from the Sun: A new life for Dharnai, India

Power from the Sun: A new life for Dharnai, India | Environmental studies | Scoop.it
In this world where we seem surrounded by news of gloom and doom, we don't often hear stories of positive change.But here is one: a story of a village that has unshackled itself from darkness, after 30 years of having its energy needs neglected by governments.Today, Dharnai is blooming with hope and ambition.Dharnai villag
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A solar micro-grid is now the infrastructure backing the growth of Dharnai, a village in Bihar, India. Greenpeace has successfully developed the solar micro-grid with their partners BASIX and CEED, both, which are organizations dedicated to developing sustainable energy sources. The electrical system put in place is affordable and is a huge improvement to the village’s economy and the lives of those who are residing in Dharnai.

 

Dharnai serves as an important model that exemplifies the use of solar energy in place of coal and fuel sources. If Dharnai, a third world nation that has little resources, is capable of integrating solar energy use into their daily lives, surely first world nations would be even more adept at ensuring that organizations increase the use of solar energy designs that would ultimately reduce coal pollution.

 

I hope that there will soon be many more nations including an increased use of renewable energy into generating their electrical supply. 

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Newsroom - OECD

Newsroom - OECD | Environmental studies | Scoop.it
Information for journalists, Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050.
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"Average global flood losses in 2005, estimated at about US$6 billion per year, could increase to US$52 billion by 2050 with projected socio-economic change alone." 

 

Coastal regions are most vulnerable to tropical cyclone storm surge flooding and number of affected people are expected to multiply with future sea level rise and coastal development. In recent times, many countries have faced staggering economic losses as a result of these natural disasters. 

 

This article is actually presenting a science journal, Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities, that has explained that the melting ice sheets as a result of global warming, which lead to rising sea levels, would ultimately put more coastal cities under natural threats like flooding and eroding coasts. 

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