Communication has a major role to play in promoting better understanding of the climate crisis – and in increasing actions that can make a difference.

On the occasion of #MetsUnite day – which launched in 2018 with meteorologists worldwide showing ‘warming stripes’ (main pic) depicting the change of temperature worldwide over the past 100 years – it is the perfect time to mention the important comms function the resource created by Ed Hawkins, climate scientist at the University of Reading, has. It is a visual aid ideal for generating discussion and raising awareness of the impact of climate change – and we would encourage you to #ShowYourStripes by engaging with it, checking out what temperature changes look like near you, and striking up a conversation about it.