Climate change. I can almost hear your eyes glazing over. With the amount of exposure this topic has received it’s easy to start tuning it out. Especially recently with “Climategate” hitting newsstands just before the Copenhagen summit where world leaders aim to create the Kyoto Protocol’s successor, even I’m feeling saturated.
Self-described visual and data journalist David McCandless’ has found a way of making the evidence behind climate change interesting again. Using a great-looking infographic, McCandless presents the most popular critiques of the evidence of human induced climate change along with a rebuttal of these critiques. Here’s a sample:
This is great reading for anyone who wants to brush up on the science behind climate change or even for grad students looking to spruce up their presentations or papers.
Take a look at McCandless’ site informationisbeautiful.net for a great collection of data presented in an easy to absorb fashion and to purchase his newly released book The Visual Miscellaneum. I sincerely hope these kinds of eye-catching data displays are commonplace in a couple years. With so much information hitting us on a daily basis, I wouldn’t mind a little colour mixed in there.