Can a hike through a VR forest make people understand climate change?

Scientists are letting people walk through virtual Wisconsin trees and then showing them the effects of changing global temperatures.
We’ve all seen images of California on fire and Houston flooded after Hurricane Harvey, but other signs of climate change are more subtle, and difficult to envision. Some are happening far away, like the destruction of our rain forests, and others will happen decades in the future, like the impact of a warming world on how trees will grow. When seeing is believing, how can scientists get people to understand these more abstract effects of climate change? With the help of virtual reality, researchers hope.Read Full Story

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