Visual design and climate change academics united to help Australians see how the winter will disappear, and by 2050 a "new summer" will appear.
Academies from the School of Art and Design (SOA & D) and the Australian National University The Climate Change Institute has created a tool that allows users to see how climate change will affect the temperatures of thousands of cities in Australia. The preview shows that winter, as we know, will disappear, while a "new summer" with constant temperature peaks, sometimes well above 40 ° C (104 ° F), will become normal.
The tool uses data from the meteorological bureau and the land information scientist (SILO), which shows how many degrees will increase the average temperatures in each location and how many more days more than 30 or 40 degrees will be in 2050 compared to now
"As well as the data, we have also focused on developing the most effective visual forms for passing on how climate change will affect certain locations, said Dr. Hinclif. "It meant to is using color, shape, and size around the dial, showing the temperature value for the whole year in a single photograph. "
Associate Professor Mitchell Whitewood said the team did not want to misrepresent the data, which means that the visualization is decisive meaningful and accurate transmission of information
"Research and innovation here are in the visualization and compilation of all this data. Our innovation is in the way the existing data is communicated and presented – I hope it will be an unforgettable, engaging way, "said Dr Wattow.
The tool was prepared for the Australian Conservation Foundation and can be seen here