ed hawkins

Ed Hawkins


Climate Lab Book

Nominated by Oliver Morton

Climate Lab Book

Ed Hawkins is a climate scientist, professor at University of Reading and editor of Climate Lab Book, an experiment in open source science. As media forms evolve, becoming increasingly visual, communication experts are needed to take advantage of media’s newest applications. Inventive diagrams that provide conceptual clarity have become a hallmark of Ed’s visual style, the most notable example of which was his animation of the Earth’s temperature record, which was first shared on Twitter and ended up being used in the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Ed holds an MS from the UK National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), where he conducts postdoctoral research and co-authored a paper that was cited almost 1,000 times.