Beyond heatmaps — Data visualization for a warming planet

All the color scales from the National Climate Assessment Vol 1. Source: https://twitter.com/xangregg/status/1075569227581526018

As it seems, we have hit a wall in the visual rhetorics surrounding global warming. How can data visualization help to make our changing climate more graspable?

The challenge

As it seems, we have hit a wall in the visual rhetorics surrounding global warming. What comes after “red” and “very red” in the color scale? How many ice bears can we show on shrinking sheets of ice? How can we move beyond those visuals cliches?

High Dimensional Data Narrative

High Dimensional Data Narrative — Wire net, cotton thread, nylon wires

2455700km²

Listen: Apple Blossom is Shifting.

This is just a small selection — other projects ranged from knitting meat consumption data to web sites illustrating the network of global tipping points to 3D printed analysis of satellite data…

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