Climate change is one of the great global challenges of the 21st century. If we do not curb greenhouse gas emissions and keep global warming well below two degrees Celsius, the world will change permanently. We are already seeing global impacts such as shifting vegetation zones, rising sea levels and increasingly extreme weather periods.
An important aspect of adressing climate change is education and information. It is necessary to show how the climate has already changed over the last 250 years, how the climate is expected to change, what factors influence the climate and how human actions affect the climate.
In this class, interactive infographics were developed to clarify and convey ecological, economic, physical or social aspects of global warming.
The website informs and educates about the human-made greenhouse gases. More precisely how CO₂, CH₄, N₂O and F-Gases are related to global warming, where they come from and where they go. Additionally we explain and visualize the meaning of CO₂eq.
Team: Stefanie Semm & Carolin Achtermann
In our project-website we focus on the relation between meat consumption and global warming. You can learn about: the consumption of animal-based protein in different countries, why we need to keep an eye on climate change, what meat has to do with that and see the different emissions of several animal species and how much they emit. Also, you can learn interesting facts about meat consumption in general and we give you some tips of how you can take action.
Team: Lele Schlaich & Aline Sawalsky
An interactive climate graphic that illustrates and explains nine tipping points across the globe – Visualizing their complexity, interrelations and impacts.
Team: Dustin Kummer, Jane Apitz & Chiara Tilgen
Carbon Capture and Storage, as well as Carbon Dioxide Removal, technologies might offer potential solutions to reduce emissions in the future. But what exactly are these technologies – and how do they work?
Team: Marvin Bruns, Sophie Kremer & Felix Tesche
An overview of how much emissions different consumer types cause per year and how to reduce them to reach the German climate target of 2050.
Team: Tim Hönig & Jonathan Schmitz
Climate change scenarios are plausible, coherent and internally consistent descriptions of possible futures. In this project, we compare different primary energy scenarios, based on Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs). We visualise the shift from fossil fuels to non-fossil energy sources.
This project was initiated in a class on climate visualisation in 2019 and was further developed in the SENSES research project in 2020
Team: Dennis Ostendorf & Hannah Schwan
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