Climate Warming Stripes Flag
✍️ Our Design: Climatologist Ed Hawkins designed the "Warming Stripes" (also known as "Climate Stripes") as a visualization of our planet's warming over time. The progression from blue (cooler) to red (warmer) stripes portrays the long-term increase of average global temperature from 1850 (hoist side of the flag) to 2018 (fly edge). This graph is a beautiful way to display a terrifying reality and one that we're proud to print on our flags.
Our flags are durable 200D polyester (most flags you'll find on the internet are cheap ~75D). In our testing, we selected 200D as the perfect flag material; anything heavier doesn't fly well and the "back" doesn't get enough ink, anything lighter feels cheap and wont last very long.
We print this flag as a one-sided print and make sure that the back has ample (around 90%) bleed-through.
Each flag is folded by hand on our dining room table and ready to be used on a flag pole, boat, hung on a wall, or to proudly march with.
I teach at a university level. When I said goodbye at the end of the semester, I showed them the flag and no one knew what it stood for. So I put it down and told them that they were future leaders and they were going to become the Greatest Generation, because they had to. Then I showed them the climate record from 1850 to 2017... Thanks for the visual!
This is amazing! Thanks so much for what you do!
I saw this flag and thought it perfect for a friend who has had a long running dedication to environmental causes. They loved it! In particular the fact that not everyone may know what it is, so it can start a conversation, or create a bond between those who already know.