Mini Flash Lab - Art and Science, Estudio Nuboso, STRI, Panama 22/9/2019
Written by: Beth King
What do Robin Hood and the global carbon cycle have in common? Ricardo and KC’s WANTED poster demonstrates carbon’s nature as both hero and villain.
On one hand, carbon is a hero: nearly all life on Earth depends on carbon to survive. We all eat carbohydrates that plants produce from sunlight, and we power cars and industry from oil and gas extracted from fossilized plant remains--fossil fuels.
On the other hand, too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere holds heat in, causing the planet to warm and too much carbon in the oceans causes the water to become acid--dissolving coral reefs. By portraying carbon as Robin Hood they show carbon as the hero and villain at the same time.
“I think this was actually a brilliant way of explaining the carbon cycle. Ricardo said that he illustrates for children’s books. Wouldn’t that be neat!”