Global Weirding is an interactive visualisation of the most comprehensive scientific report on climate change ever prepared – the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report.
It tells the story of our future and what will happen to our societies if we do not act on climate change, and what must be done to avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate change. To illustrate this, we took central building blocks from each AR5 report (WG1, WG2 and WG3) and devised an interface that could be built with the research data. Pictured on a globe and timeline, the user can swipe through climate impacts described in the IPCC’s report from now until the year 2100, witness temperature extremes, and explore the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Global Weirding is an innovative digital communications product that is both easy and fun to use and that works on most newer digital devices, from laptops to tablets and mobile phones. All users can benefit from the site – no matter whether they spend two minutes or two hours on it. It was designed to be easily shared through social media, in particular Twitter and Facebook.
Project partner: Bengler
Project leader: Tiina Ruohonen
The project has received financial support from the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Research Council of Norway.