Do you know half as many climate scientists as you do Kardashians? You will now.
Leading up to the 2017 March for Science, I was brainstorming on t-shirt ideas with my then boss. Once I pondered the gravity of the event I found myself ignoring his texts and researching climate change scientists, and I was soon inspired to design something that spotlights the men who have shaped our current understanding of climate science. Because like all the great comic book heroes these beings fight to save the world, and they should be pop culture icons, too, in the rank of greats like David Bowie.
I printed two dozen 11"x14" copies and distributed them, along with each scientist's bio, at the march. My boss pointed out that they're all dudes, and that he thought the future was female, like the famous shirt says. The future needn't be female, I said, just feminine - the side of both men and women that has been repressed by patriarchy. These men seem to have a closer relationship to the planet than many feminists I see out there, and Mother Earth is the greatest teacher of divine feminine there is. So let's give credit where credit is due - to the patient heroes committed to the health of our home.
Disclaimer: I did not shoot these photos. Google gave them to me, and I turned them into vector graphics. For the good of the planet.