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Tânia Alexandra Cardoso

Window Comic – Lisbon

A Short Tale Of Ash And Fire

Last week a group of Dutch Climate Scientists told us: We won’t be able to keep global warming below of 1.5°C (2.7°F). Heat records were broken in Spain last week..

We all are aware of the urgency of the situation and immediate action is required to turn the tide. But what can we do? To be able to solve the problem, everyone needs to participate.

The problem is immense and remains abstract to a lot of people. Eva Hilhorst, editor of Drawing the Times and Judith Vanistendael, graphic novelist, started a project in which they investigate how graphic storytelling can be used as a medium to convey the urgency of the situation. They believe graphic storytelling can be a powerful tool to translate the scientific facts into a narrative that reaches out to the reader and to make climate change tangible. In the coming months Drawing te Times will collect, produce and publish drawn stories about the climate crisis.

What do we see from our window that has a direct connection to climate change? The twelfth view is from Tânia Alexandra Cardoso, who was confronted with forest fires at a young age, her father being a firefighter in Lisbon.

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