A team of scientists and designers recently teamed up to create a tool that would show Australians and the world what the climate is expected to be like in 2050 and made a startling discovery.
“In 30 years, winter may no longer exist,” researcher Geoff Hinchliffe said in a press release, revealing yet another way of alienating climate is about to drastically change life on Earth.
The team, made up of designers from the Australian National University School of Art and Design (ANU) and the ANU Institute for Climate Change, relies on data from the Bureau of Meteorology and Scientific Information.
Once compiled the data, the ANU team looked for a way to make this discovery public in a way as special as possible.
And meteorologists thought that the way to make it even more attractive to the public was by putting in a single image all the information over the years and so that each person could identify his area.
After gathering the data, the team thought of creating the most attractive way to present it.
“We looked at the average historical temperatures of each season and compared them with the projected data,” Hinchliffe explained, “and what we found everywhere is that there really is no stable winter period.”
Instead of winter, researchers believe that people in some parts of the world will experience spring, autumn and a longer season that they are calling “new summer”.
During this new season, temperatures will consistently peak above 40 degrees Celsius for stable periods of time, based on forecasts.
This is not the only initiative aimed at presenting climate forecasts to the public in an effective way.
In February, a team of U.S. researchers unveiled a similar online app that compares the climate of U.S. cities in 2080 to the climate of other cities today. For example, she notes that the climate of Washington, DC in 2080 is likely to be like that of northern Mississippi today.
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