Infographic visualization about the effects of global warming in the polar regions.
Our visualization aims to highlight the main factors that have brought these changes. The graph on the top shows the relationships data between temperature, carbon dioxide concentration and sea-ice in the last century. We have then developed two different future trends, based on the A2 and B2 IPCC Emission Scenarios.
Below, the polar regions system map, designed as the structure of an ice crystal, shows the complex tangle of relationships and flows that connects key actors, highlighting the importance of each element for the balance of the whole system.
Ice is in the centre of the visualization, as it’s the core of the entire polar environment and influences all other characters, while on the top we have greenhouse gases, which are the primary responsible of increasing temperature, and so of climatic mutation in Arctic and Antarctic.
The analysis shows crearly how polar regions heavily suffer a phenomenon to which they contribute minimally, but provoking chilling consequences which involve the whole world.
Paolo Panzuti Bisanti