A workshop at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge and ongoing dialogues with scientists and archivists at the British Antarctic Survey has explored how we might interpret and interact with past, present and future data from the polar regions in order to bridge the distance between our own experiences of climate change in the UK, our hopes for the future and the changes that are occurring at the poles of our planet. Looking at ice core data that traces the Earth’s climate back 800,000 years, current data showing melting ice shelves and retreating glaciers and future models of how this is expected to impact on global sea level rises.
This work directly explores how we can comprehend and engage with scientific data in ways that connect with our everyday lives and use this information to envision positive futures, solutions and actions in response.
The workshop involved a series of experiments and discussions about uncertainty and complexity in climate modelling and understanding climate data from the Polar regions, and how this data impacts on our everyday lives.
The workshop is described here…