We didn't have your move scene aha moment. We were thinking about what issues plagued humanity, and of course, climate change is at the top of the list. It seemed clear that climate change isn't seen as as big of a threat as it should be. So we began to wonder, what if we could show people exactly what issues affected them.
What it does
Our website reads the users location, then tells shows 4 categories were climate change really shows it's danger: Hurricanes, Floods, Fire, and Temperature. We show past and current data that shows the already severe impacts of climate change, as well as showing future predictions for how those categories would worsen over the next 50 to 100 years in that city, county or state.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Finding the data we needed was incredibly difficult and time consuming. We were eventually able to procure all the data we needed but, time constraints forced us to abandon some of what we wanted to show, mainly the drought category and the cool graphics we had created that scaled with the data.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are incredibly proud of the original idea that we created, and that we were able to turn in a functional program even after having to scrap some of our ideas more than halfway through the 36 hours.
What we learned
We learned that while technical skill is important, planning is even more so. With this type of time constraint, efficiency is really important and that's an area we improved on over the 36 hours, but we still have a ways to go.
What's next for Global Warning
We want to finish this project the way we wanted. We have the web-design, the graphics, the know how, and most of the data, we only lacked time.