As a certain musical once taught us, 525,600 minutes is but one of many ways to measure a year. Another is with newsworthy events, and according to one just-released massive illustration, 2015 was 143 happenings long. advertisement It’s the time of year for looking back, and the team at digital agency Beutler Ink have a specific way of doing so. Each year, they commission an illustration from a different artist that captures the most memorable things that occurred over the previous 12 months. It’s like a Where’s Waldo? poster except you’re trying to locate #TheDress and that a-hole dentist who shot Cecil The Lion. For this year’s rendition, artist Luke McGarry cartoonized 143 moments from of sobering news, frivolous pop culture, internet memes and everything in between. According to Beutler Ink’s blog post, the team began gathering ideas for this year’s poster in a shared Google Doc almost immediately after last year’s went up. (One … [Read more...] about How Many of the 143 Events From 2015 Captured In This Illustration Can You Spot?
Students started the fossil fuel divestment movement on a handful of college campuses in 2011. Four years later, the cause–which asks investors to sell holdings in the industry directly causing climate change–has grown to include cities, foundations, insurance companies, pension funds, and churches that hold a combined $2.6 trillion in assets. That’s a small but not meaningless percentage of the world’s estimated $241 trillion in global wealth that refuses to touch dirty-energy stocks. advertisement advertisement At an event in New York City on September 22, investors, climate experts, and activists including actor Leonardo DiCaprio highlighted this rapid momentum. DiCaprio and his foundation committed to joining more than 436 institutions and more than 2,000 individuals in 43 countries that have so far made commitments. The $2.6 trillion in assets, totaled in a report by Arabella Advisors, is an impressive 50-fold increase from the $52 billion in … [Read more...] about Watch Out, Coal Companies: The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Is Growing Incredibly Fast