Could We Halt Climate Change By Switching to a Bug-Based Diet?
This research was compiled by two expert Kolabtree freelancers.
Ron Culvera is a student of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and a graduate of B.S. Biology. To sustain his studies, he works as a biomedical writer for clinical research into cancer, reverse vaccinology and cardiology studies and biology research into sustainable communities, nutrition biochemistry and single-nucleotide polymorphisms. He also works as an infographics designer for scientific presentations to be exhibited in clinical case conferences and scientific symposiums.
Brent Nawrocki is an ecological researcher with interests pertaining to aquatic food webs, food chain length, predator dietary analysis and applied ecological research. He has a Master’s of Science Degree from the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research in Ontario, Canada.
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Visual Communication - 60%
Design - 60%
Content/Script - 65%
Usability - 65%
This infographic provides some statistics around climate change with relation to insect-based (rather than animal-based) protein. The bright color palette is consistent and draws the viewer in; that said, the shifts in illustration style can be a bit distracting. The ample data included here is helpful, but without data visualizations, it can be more time consuming to read. This is augmented by the shifting relationship between data and text. Subheads do begin to create a helpful organizational structure, but the lack of narrative in the data means that some information can seem repetitive or out of place. Overall, this piece has a helpful foundation of well sourced information — it just needs a bit more visual and narrative development to achieve its full impact. We'd give this a D.