This GIF About Climate Change Took the Internet by Storm
Science & Tech| | By Lauren Boudreau
With last April being the seventh warmest consecutive month to date and entire islands disappearing beneath water, it’s hard to deny climate change exists. Yet, somehow, people seem to still think it’s all a hoax or just not that important. Perhaps that’s why climate scientist Ed Hawkins created a GIF to showcase global temperature change from 1850 to now.
What he didn’t expect, however, was for the GIF to go viral, getting over 13,000 retweets. said of the post. “It was just designed to try and communicate in a different way. As scientists I think we need to communicate, and try different things, and this was just one of those trials, and it has turned out very well.”
Are temperatures "spiralling out of control"? No. Humans are largely responsible for past warming so we have control over what happens next.— Ed Hawkins (@ed_hawkins) May 11, 2016
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