Saturday, September 20, 2014
Poster of the Week
Warning Against Warming
U. G. Sato
Pan-Pacific Committee for Environmental Poster Design Exhibition
On Sunday, September 21st, New York City will host what organizers are predicting will be the largest climate change protest in history. More than 100,000 people are expected to converge for a People’s Climate March. The march precedes the United Nations climate summit which opens Tuesday, where leaders from 125 countries are expected to announce nonbinding initiatives to reduce carbon emissions that fuel global warming. Nonbinding initiatives are an insult in the face of escalating global danger. Following the hottest summer on record, devastating droughts, super-storms, etc., all of us should be protesting the inaction of our government.
CSPG’s Poster of the Week warned against climate change 16 years ago, and things have only gotten much worse. There’s a 1972 poster in CSPG’s collection that predicts the extinction of polar bears, bald eagles and other species by the year 2000. We are not far behind this prediction. When will we ever learn.
CSPG’s Poster of the Week will be included in our 25th Anniversary Portfolio, and is also featured in our newest exhibition: Art is a Hammer—25 Years of Posters That Have Galvanized Social Action, which can be seen on https://www.flickr.com/photos/politicalgraphics/
For more information about our 25th anniversary Celebrating the Art of Resistance, please visit.