Inspiration

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

We used a vanilla html/css/javascript frontend and a flask backend. We leveraged a few geographical apis as well as years of climate science studies and data to arrive at our region specific forecasts.

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.

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