Sunday, December 21, 2014

Climate Change Around the Globe

Bloomberg has released an interesting interactive visualization of climate change using a WebGL 3d globe (which I think was created using Three.js). Climate Change in Perspective uses the 3d globe to examine the shrinking of the polar ice caps, the rise in sea levels and the rise in carbon emissions.

Bloomberg's WebGL 3d globe is used in a number of impressive ways to visualize these climate change topics. The globe is used in conjunction with a time-line to show the loss of the polar ice caps over time. CO2 emissions are overlaid on top of the globe to animate the flow of emissions around the world over the course of one year. You can also zoom in on specific locations on the globe to view a number of photographs illustrating some of the climate change issues being exploredd in the Bloomberg visualization.  

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