Green at WIRED NextFest: NASA/JPL's Climate Time Machine
Climate Time Machine
Because everybody is affected by the weather, it seems like everybody likes to improvise themselves a climate scientist. Amateur theories about global warming are a dime a dozen and, unfortunately, that can make it hard for the general public and policy makers to figure out what's based on sound science and what has just been made up in 5 minutes by someone who doesn't know anything about climate science.
That's the problem that NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is trying to help fix with Climate Time Machine. Read on for more details.
Visualization of Complex Scientific Data
The Climate Time Machine is a way to make all the data (CO2, air temperature, ice thickness, sea levels, etc) visual so that it can be better understood. It's also interactive: You can drag a pointer along a timeline and see the chances in the Arctic ice cap, for example.
You can check it out for yourself on the Climate Time Machine website.
WIRED NextFest 2008
WIRED NextFest is taking place in Chicago's Millenium Park between Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, October 12. It is free and open to the public. Just look for the big blue tent.
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