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Oliver Uberti: Climate Crisis Op-Ed in Washington Post

Cover of Atlas of the Invisible, shows two globes intersecting in the shape of an eye

Designer Oliver Uberti (BFA 03) penned an Octo­ber 14 op-ed for The Wash­ing­ton Post, in which he draws par­al­lels between cli­mate change deniers today and those who doubted weather fore­cast­ing a cen­tury ago. Two hun­dred years ago, a 10-day fore­cast would have seemed pre­pos­ter­ous. Now we can pre­dict if we’ll need an umbrella tomor­row or a snow­plow next week. Imag­ine if we planned careers, bought homes, built infra­struc­ture and passed pol­icy based on 50-year fore­casts as rou­tinely as we plan our weeks by five-day ones.” 

Uber­ti’s piece is adapted from an essay in Atlas of the Invis­i­ble, his lat­est book of maps & graph­ics in col­lab­o­ra­tion with British geo­g­ra­pher James Cheshire, which will be pub­lished in the US by W. W. Nor­ton on Novem­ber 92021.

Upcom­ing Vir­tual Event: On Thurs­day, Decem­ber 2, 2021 at 7 pm EST, Literati Book­store will be host­ing Uberti vir­tu­ally for a look into how he visu­al­izes the invisible