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CNN Visualizes Climate Change-Driven Arctic Melt With 360-Degree VR Video (cnn.com) 163

dryriver writes: CNN has put up a slickly produced and somewhat alarming 360-degree browser video experience that allows the viewer to see firsthand what arctic melt looks like in Greenland. The video takes the viewer to the "Ground Zero" of climate change. Throughout the 7-minute long video, the viewer can interactively look around the locations visited. Voice narration and various scientists featured in the video explain what is happening in the Arctic, what causes the melting, and what the potential consequences are for the world.

CNN Visualizes Climate Change-Driven Arctic Melt With 360-Degree VR Video

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  • CNN = FAKE NEWS (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Why is /. posting stories from this garbage source? BeauHD is a far-left antifa type methinks.

  • Nor is the plural of '360-degree browser video experience'.

    • It's kind of disingenuous to require scientific precision from journalism. That's not its role. It's for promoting awareness. The actual arguments and data have been around a while. If you are serious about learning more, I highly recommend http://skepticalscience.com/ [skepticalscience.com]
      • It's kind of disingenuous to require scientific precision from journalism. That's not its role. It's for promoting awareness. The actual arguments and data have been around a while.

        Well people disagree about that

        https://www.thegwpf.org/matt-r... [thegwpf.org]

        If you are serious about learning more, I highly recommend http://skepticalscience.com/ [skepticalscience.com]

        As a friend of mine, who was an actual peer reviewed published scientist, observed - '"Meta Studies are not science". I.e. as soon as you get someone doing a metastudy they can use ad hoc criteria to decide which paper they include and which one they exclude. In the case of "Skeptical Science" John Cook is not a scientist, he's an environmental activist.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... [wikipedia.org]

        So his summaries of science include a big chunk of edi

        • Don't forget Lewandowsky.

          I have yet to see a paper with his name on it that deserves the name "science".

          There may be some. But if so I haven't seen them.
  • they refused to release before and after pics, so this isn't very convincing evidence. It's almost like they're trolling.

    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by iggymanz ( 596061 )

      some parts of Greenland have ancient layers of snow....others melt all the time. other parts were melted a few centuries ago and were green. wake me up when the truly ancient stuff melts away

      • You don't want to wake up before the fat lady sung?

    • So they should go back and shoot some before 360 degree video? Can they time travel?

    • they refused to release before and after pics, so this isn't very convincing evidence.

      Convincing? What makes you think they are trying to convince people? And of what?

      That the arctic is melting? We know it's melting.

    • by serviscope_minor ( 664417 ) on Friday December 01, 2017 @05:14AM (#55656659) Journal

      they refused to release before and after pics, so this isn't very convincing evidence.

      They don't need convincing evidence because they're showing something we already know is a fact. This is like you demanding that they need to show evidence for claiming that Donald Trump is the current president.

      It's almost like they're trolling.

      It's almost like you're an idiot.

      The arctic ice is shrinking. It's been covered many times both here and just about anywhere that covers news. At this point ignorance of the fact (especially as yo're happy to weigh in!) is wilful. Wilful ignorance is stupidity, plain and simple.

  • Who cares? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Yawn....

    • Indeed. I'm inland, about 500 miles from the nearest coast, about 150m above sea levels and we currently have freezing temperatures, I wouldn't mind a few degrees more.

      Plus, I have no kids so who gives a fuck if you can still live on this planet in half a century when I'm dead?

  • CNN Visualizes Climate Change-Driven Arctic Melt With 360-Degree VR Video

    ... Trump immediately labeled the work, "fake views". :-)

    • by sheph ( 955019 )
      Anyone with a brain immediately labeled it fake news. CNN was your first clue. Visual climate change was the second. How do you create a video depicting something that even scientists agree we don't fully understand?
  • "The sky is falling!" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... [wikipedia.org]
  • It's really an impressive piece of software. In skilled hands it can fool just about anyone.

  • An animated video with no basis in reality does not constitute scientific evidence. Especially from CNN which has demonstrated a long history of deceiving the public.
    • But what about the other sources that present evidence, that have been around for a decade? If you are serious about learning about climate change, take a look at http://skepticalscience.com/ [skepticalscience.com] where they discuss other possible sources of the changes and mitigating factors. (spoiler so as not to be misleading: only CO2 seems to be effective at explaining the trend)

      All I'm saying is the evidence and arguments are out there. Please look, instead of requiring each new news article on the subject to be everythin

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