Friday, May 25, 2018

Climate change? There are emojis for that

Emojis have become a regular part of today’s online conversations. Those little pictures have evolved far beyond smiley faces. There are now hundreds of icons to liven up a message, from rainbows and hearts, to tiny koala bears and margaritas.

Emojis for climate change.
And now, you can download a new set of digital icons called “Climoji”. It includes cartoon depictions of the causes and effects of climate change, including power plants, wildfires, and melting glaciers.

Texting or tweeting one of these images might seem trivial. But Marina Zurkow, the artist and New York University professor who leads the Climoji project, says that it’s important to find new ways to communicate about climate change.

Read the story by Jane O’Brioen from Yale Climate Connections - “Climate change? There are emojis for that.”

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