Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku

Oceanographer Gregory Johnson poses for a portrait at his home in Seattle, Washington January 15, 2014. (Credit: Reuters/David Ryder) Click to enlarge.
Reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can be daunting, even for science and policy insiders.  The full Physical Science Assessment, the first installment of the Fifth Assessment Report, released in manuscript form earlier this year, is over 2,000 pages long.

And even the Summary for Policymakers, rather optimistically referred to as a “brochure,” is a dense 27 pages.

What if we could communicate the essence of this important information in plain language and pictures?  Well, that’s just what one Northwest oceanographer has done.  He’s distilled the entire report into 19 illustrated haiku.

It doubles as clear, concise, powerful talking points and a compelling visual guide.

The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku

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