In our contemporary ‘visual culture’ computer generated visualisations have great potential as a mean to engage people about environmental issues affecting society. Climate change (CC) being a challenging science communication topic the use of visualisation can bring much to lay people’s understanding of its signs and impacts. 

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CLIMATE SCOPE
Using the Google Earth virtual globe for a visual storytelling of climate change

Valentina Grasso   CNR Institute of Biometeorology–LaMMA Consortium, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

Alfonso Crisci   Institute of Biometeorology, Florence, Italy

In our contemporary ‘visual culture’ computer generated visualisations have great potential as a mean to engage people about environmental issues affecting society. Climate change (CC) being a challenging science communication topic the use of visualisation can bring much to lay people’s understanding of its signs and impacts. 

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