Climate change and global warming are now part of our daily discourse, but scientific predictions about their effects can still be perplexing and abstract: a three-foot sea-level rise, for example, is meaningless without a link to our everyday lives. David McCandless’s explicit graphic demystifies and contextualizes this information, clearly showing when and how much sea levels are predicted to rise and which major cities around the world will be most affected. The interface, familiar to anyone who can read a bar graph, grounds the information in the real world. McCandless, an enthusiastic, self-taught information designer, put aside a writing career to dive into the visualization of natural, human, political, and scientific phenomena. His work is collected in a book and on his website, which has a devoted following.
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