Visualizing Complex Systems
Nowadays global warming is one the urgent problems that our society needto deal with, for our wealth and for the future’s.
This project focuses on coastalsystems and low-lying areas because they are projected to be exposed toincreasing risks (i.e. erosion, floods) and their effects will be exacerbated byrising human-induced pressures on the environment.
First, we gathered dataabout the present situation and how could be dangerous the future one,according to the four possible scenarios provided by the FourthAssessment Report of IPCC.
Then we searched for the major causes relatedto the damage of coasts and lands, and we figured out that the huge increaseof greenhouse gases during last century is the main reason whytemperature suddenly rose, causing thereby the slowly shattering of theworld how we know it.
We collected all informations in the artefact below, showing how the‘machinery’ of climate change works from the point of view of coastalsystems, how coasts react to environmental changes and how thesechanges affect human living. To give an existing example of what climate changehas led and will lead to us, we provided data from disastrous consequencescaused by Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans’ coasts in 2005.
Therefore, we also focused on North America pollution’s data.
In conclusion, we gathered all the “advices for the future” and put them in A “reaction” area.
This has a great importance because it shows howpopulation and governments should behave to slow down this serioussituation, that is to ACT with social sustainable awereness and to promotelaws in aid of it.
All of this in order to avoid the “coulda, woulda, shoulda” statement, ever.That’s the way we want it to be.
Authors: Stefania Guerra