LunarTime

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LUNAR TIME:
Living Data Library



P A T T E R N
E V O L V I N G

2020
Spiral into time
Ancient memory

2020
Global sea ice melting
Poles heating
2019
Ocean health
Antarctic krill

2019
Connectivity
Phytoplankton
2017
Icebreaker
Science underpins values
2017
Wake up
One small drop
2008
Antarctic Albatross
Spiralling wind and ocean
Global sea ice extent 2020. Data: Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPPC). Animation: Lisa Roberts with scientist Katherina Petrou. Music: Jack Colwell.

Story

Sea ice

"...Sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is melting with global heating, due to our massive burning of fossil fuels.

With more C02 that comes from burning fossil fuels, our oceans become more acid than many creatures can bear. More acid in the ocean threatens the lives of many plankton.

This animation shows a Sea butterfly, or Pteropod (meaning 'winged foot) - a form of plankton. The data comes from an Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) report. I made the animation in conversation with scientist Katherina Petrou. Katherina provided the scientific data and suggested that the Sea butterfly dance within the data.

Sea ice reflections by Lisa Roberts