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Edward (Ed) Hawkins is a climate scientist known for his data visualization graphics portraying global warming, especially for general audiences, such as the warming stripes.
Hawkins has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Nottingham (1999-2003), and was a NERC Advanced Research Fellow in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading (2005-2013). from Wikipedia
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