Video shows climate study doesn’t need to be bland

May 31, 2018, 8:17 AM EDT
Illustration created for Hay Festival Trans.MISSION by Chris Haughton.

Scientific jargons, complex phenomena and wordy, theoretical descriptions are the first few put-offs for kids showing any degree of interest in learning about climate science.

“Message from Antarctica,” a video released during the Hay Festival, shows how the tricky concept of climate change and rising carbon emissions can be presented to kids in a likeable manner, boosting their understanding and subtly encouraging them for action, writes Earther.

The animated video, created by oceanographer Emily Shuckburgh and Chris Haughton, an award-winning author and illustrator, underscores the importance of collaboration between artists and scientists to weave message-oriented stories on climate change and popularize them.