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April 12, 2007

Deconstructing An Inconvenient Truth

chart from Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth'

What's the one image you remember from Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth? I bet it's that one chart... the one that shows carbon dioxide levels over the last several hundred thousand years.

It's a powerful image, but exactly why is it so powerful? What makes it work? David Womack of Adobe's Think Tank website deconstructs some of the images used in the global warming debate, analyzing how to hit the right balance between data and art.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at April 12, 2007 10:46 PM