An international group of 39 climate scientists created the CDR Primer, a comprehensive survey that brings together the technological, scientific, and sociological tenets of carbon dioxide removal (CDR). Though technology alone cannot completely mitigate the catastrophic effects of the climate crisis, CDR will play a critical role in addressing the problem. The CDR Primer serves as humanity’s playbook for the next 100 years of carbon removal and beyond.
CDR Primer exists as a printed book and website (essentially an ebook), ensuring as wide an audience reach as possible. In order to maximize comprehension and accessibility for the CDR Primer, a single type family was used: Suisse Int’l. A highly legible and meticulously cut font, Suisse provides the necessary versatility and elegance to support long, dense text, scientific formulas, infographics, all while still looking great at large point sizes. While the primer seeks to elevate scientific research through sophisticated, rigorous design, it was essential to avoid weighing the content down with an unnecessary preoccupation with aesthetics. Suisse maintains the caliber and function, while also not over-asserting itself visually. Body text uses its alternate lowercase l (with a tail).