Visual design and climate change scientists have teamed up to show Australians how winter will fade and that by 2050 a "new summer" will emerge.
School of Art & Design (SOA & D) and Australian National University academics The Climate Change Institute has created an instrument that allows users to see how climate change is affecting temperatures in thousands of cities across Australia ,
The visualization shows that winter as we know it will disappear, while a "new summer" with persistent temperature spikes, sometimes well above 40ºC (104ºF), becomes normal.
"We looked at the historical average temperatures of each season and compared them to the projected data." There are really no period of sustained or sustained winter, "said Dr. Geoff Hinchliffe, lecturer for SOA & D in the publication.
" Winter will, as we know, not exist in 30 years. It is no longer anywhere in Tasmania, except for a few places, "he said.
The tool uses data from the Office of Meteorology (BoM) and Scientific Information for Landowners (SILO), which indicates the average temperatures by degrees any place and how many days will be more than 30 or 40 degrees in 2050 compared to now.
"In addition to the data, we have focused on developing the most effective visual forms to convey how the "That means using color, shape and size around a dial composition that shows the temperature readings of a whole year in a single snapshot."
Associate Professor Mitchell Whitelaw said that the team did not want to misrepresent the data, which meant that the visualization was crucial to convey the information meaningfully and accurately n.
"Research and innovation refers to the visualization and compilation of all this data. Our innovation lies in the way that existing data is communicated and presented – hopefully in a memorable and engaging way, "said Professor Whitelaw.
The tool has been prepared for the Australian Conservation Foundation and can be viewed here.