The ‘Show Your Stripes’ graphics have quickly become iconic and an internationally-recognised visualisation of the climate emergency facing us.

The research and graphics are the brainchild of the University of Reading’s Professor Ed Hawkins MBE, a co-author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) sixth Assessment Report, published in 2021.

A few months ago we were very fortunate to meet Professor Hawkins on campus for a chat. Considering the high profile nature of his work and his impressive achievements, he is a humble and unassuming man – and very personable.

Professor Hawkins also very kindly signed a framed copy of his work, as shown above. It now hangs in our hallway, next to a letter received from Sir David Attenborough several years ago.

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