ARCH 5470: Less Density is More Energy
Less Density is More Energy
There are nearly 11,700 miles of shoreline along the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. America’s largest estuary is home to more than 2,700 species of plants and animals. The larger Chesapeake Bay watershed is home to more than 17 million people. Climate change presents a serious concern for the flora, fauna, and citizens that call the Bay home.
With the intention of presenting complex issues through the use of information graphics, Scott Kaiser explored the concerns climate change poses for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The images above were taken from a comprehensive poster conveying the role of greenhouse gas emissions in global temperature increases, sea level rise, changes in precipitation patterns, and effects on stream nutrient loads. The project was chosen to be showcased at the American Planning Association National Conference in April 2012.