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1. Living Greener
Greenhouse gas emissions are produced at every stage of a product’s lifetime: production, transportation, sale and disposal. Every product we choose to use or every action we take in our everyday life has implications for our carbon footprint. With the aid of augmented reality, the module offers practical things we can do to incorporate sustainability into our daily life.
2. Cast Away on an Urban Heat Island
The urban heat island (UHI) effect caused by closely-packed clusters of buildings in thriving cities like Hong Kong makes us feel hotter than we should. Learn in 3D more about heat islands and their relationship with climate change through our hologram. Let’s learn what needs to be done to make our city breathe naturally again.
3. Cut Carbon Farm
We rightly expect scientists and governments to mitigate the effects of climate change. But we too must play our part, and we can each make a vital individual contribution. This augmented-reality module will tell you what you need to know about carbon emissions and the environmental impacts of food production. When we eat, let’s think about how our food choices will affect the climate and the wellbeing of future generations.
5. Climate History Gallery
The Earth’s climate has changed continuously throughout history. With augmented-reality technology, this module walks you through the dramatic history of climate change in 3D, showing how the international community first became aware of the threat posed by global warming, and what it is doing now to meet this threat.
Remote-sensing technological advances have enabled scientists to monitor and better understand changes in the Earth’s system on a global scale. This hologram explores climate change in time and space in terms of atmospheric carbon dioxide, global temperature, Arctic sea ice extent and changes in the masses of ice sheets, Antarctic ozone hole condition, coral bleaching and global energy usage.
7. Ice Secrets
Glaciers, which consist of masses of compressed snow laid down year after year, preserve a detailed record of climatic change stretching back into the distant past. Scientists have been able to reveal details of the earth’s climate history over the past 800,000 years by drilling into the ice sheets and analysing the ice cores collected. This module reveals the secrets of the ice cores.
The Arctic is home to diverse groups of animals. Many of these animals are losing habitats as a result of climate change, which is thinning the ice sheets and shrinking the coverage of sea ice. A warmer climate has allowed southern plant species to invade the Arctic region. Unless checked, this invasion will eventually replace the tundra with forests and make the land uninhabitable to many native animals. Let’s learn more about the different arctic animals and their characteristics and habits in this augmented-reality module.