07/31/2015

A Device to Visualize Your Climate Change Future

11:37 minutes

The OWL viewer shows a bike path in Marin County now...and with three feet of sea level rise. Credit: Here. Now. Us.
The OWL viewer shows a bike path in Marin County now…and with three feet of sea level rise. Credit: Here. Now. Us.

Research out this week shows that globally, 40 percent of adults have never heard of climate change. Among the 60 percent of humanity in the know, perceptions about climate change risk vary. The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication’s Anthony Leiserowitz joins guest host Manoush Zomorodi to explain why, when it comes to climate change education worldwide, it’s not “one size fits all.”

Plus, how do you move a community from climate change awareness…to action? Marin County, California, is experimenting with a new augmented reality viewer (called an OWL) to help residents visualize—and plan for—sea level rise. KQED science reporter Daniel Potter shares his experience trying out the OWL device.

Segment Guests

Anthony Leiserowitz

Anthony Leiserowitz is director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Daniel Potter

Daniel Potter is a KQED science reporter in San Francisco, California.

Meet the Producer

About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.