Climate change warning illuminated on White Cliffs of Dover
The artwork highlighting a climate change warning was illuminated on to the White Cliffs of Dover on Tuesday At a glance A climate change warning was illuminated on to the White Cliffs of Dover on Tuesday It displayed blue and red stripes to show the rise of average global temperatures The creator said the stunt aimed to spark conversations about climate change A piece of artwork highlighting a stark climate change warning has been illuminated onto the White Cliffs of Dover. It displayed vertical blue and red bars to indicate the progressive rise of global average temperatures over the past 200 years. The Climate Stripes were created by Prof Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the University of Reading, in 2018. He said he hoped the stunt would spark more conversations about climate change. We are seeing a rapid rise in temperature, mainly due to burning fossil fuels, and this already means we are experiencing more intense extreme weather with severe consequences for all of us, he said. Every bit of future warming will make those consequences worse. He added: Displaying the stripes on the White Cliffs of Dover and other landmarks will hopefully lead to more conversations about our warming world and inspire people to work together to tackle climate change. The creator Prof Ed Hawkins said he hoped the artwork would spark more conversations about climate change The artwork was also displayed on the Tate Modern chimney and landmarks in the US and Canada on Wednesday to mark Show Your Stripes Day. It has also previously been displayed at Reading Festival, London Fashion Week and on professional football kits. Children are being encouraged to download and share the graphic in an attempt to start conversations about the impact of climate change where they live. Prof Hawkins added: Schoolchildren know more about climate change than ever before, but its so important that they keep starting conversations about our warming planet. We need to listen to our childrens concerns about the future. Follow BBC South East on Facebook , external , on Twitter , external , and on Instagram , external . Send your story ideas to email@example.com , external . Stripes campaign 'started climate conversations' 'I created the global-warming-stripes graphic' Video, 00:03:11 'I created the global-warming-stripes graphic' South East prepares for Euro 2020 final University of Reading Ive never banked online - cash is still king Dad's fury after bus drivers leave 11-year-old daughter stranded Teenager robbed by gang of five during chase through busy city centre 'Our town needs a new leisure centre' Victim discovered in Folkestone with suspected stab wound in his head Second bid for luxury hotel and spa at country park Morocco rescuers dig with bare hands as foreign aid sent US denies Cold War with China in historic Vietnam visit How Russia and West agreed on Ukraine G20 language Florida's first hurricane-proof town The greatest spy novel ever written? Why is everyone crazy about Aperol? 2023 BBC.