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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