In 2010, with the help of creative colleagues (Ingrid Liepa and Zeb Hansell) I pulled together a short animation on climate change science for the Columbia Basin. I was coordinating a three year project on helping local governments to adapt to the impacts of climate change and created this animation to kick off our community and local government workshops with baseline information. The animation was intended to replace the need for a long powerpoint explaining how the climate works and what the modeling was telling us. The key message was : Be ready for a future that is different from the past! It was a great workshop starter and people appreciated the short synopsis.
The same creative group has come together once again to update the video with new information on extreme weather and ways people can act. I am excited to be tasked with the storyboard – giving life to a 50 page text document.
Climate Change 201 (our working title) intends to help people move to action rather than simply stating the facts. I am looking for creative ways to tell this story….is it a conversation on the steps of city hall, a downtown cafe, in the ski hill lift line? What metaphors might tap into peoples’ imagination? What ultimately inspires you to learn more and to act? Do you have an idea to share?
Your ideas – mainstream or wacky – are welcome!