Here’s the idea behind the Just Science app: integrate all major existing databases of land and sea surface temperature records from 1800 through 2009, color code them so they’re readily understood, superimpose them on a map of the world--and load it all into an app.
Then let people noodle around with the app, zooming into specific areas or years, and leave them to determine what the science tells them.
Admittedly, the people who created the app have been convinced by the data that climate change is real, but that’s their point: the data convinced them and it will convince others--including laypeople--who are given the same raw data as well.
Those who play with the Just Science “get” the reality of climate change, says Nick Orenstein, the developer. “The young barista at my go-to coffee shop in the Mission district of San Francisco got it.The old Republican Texan Judge from Wichita Falls at a fancy Dallas wedding got it. The lawyers at a birthday party got it. ... Everyone can get it, and should get it. It’s just science, y’all, and if taught properly it ain’t that hard to understand the fundamentals. The pictures speak for themselves.”
And the app is free, y’all. Download it here.