Most people recognize the urgent need for climate action—in a recent poll, around 70% of Americans said that they wanted the U.S. to take “aggressive” action—but fewer clearly understand what needs to happen beyond vague ideas about solar panels and electric cars. A coloring book filled with comic book-style infographics is designed to help make the complex energy transition more accessible.
“When it comes to climate change, our news feeds are flooded with headlines that make it easy to confuse information with misinformation on what the future holds,” says Anika Nicolaas Ponder, team lead for sustainability and innovation at the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility. The nonprofit collaborated with the design firm Ellery Studio on The Infographic Energy Transition Coloring Book, which was first released two years ago and is now crowdfunding for an updated edition. “Most of us already know we need to shift to sustainable energy sources and make fundamental changes to the way we live, but the constant barrage of information makes it hard to pin down exactly what those changes are. Most of the well-researched information on what we can expect in the coming years and how to start prepari