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Climate Change Portal

07/12/2019 @ 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM PST


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Photo: 3rd floor of The Climate Change Portal at NPO co2sos, Geoffroy. The background building is a virtual model of RL Science museum in Japan, SCi-Pia.


Title: The Climate Change Portal, a Science basis for ESD: Education for Sustainable Development in collaboration with RL Science museum in Japan

Date and time: 7 Dec (Sat) at 7:00 am PST/ 15:00 GMT/ 24:00 JST

Tour guide: Hajime Nishimura, senior staff of Japan Agency for Marine and Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). Yan Lauria in SL



Starting point

Field study centre at Bowness

Chaos and climate prediction




Greta Thunberg, 16 years old,  became famous since her solo school strike in 2018. Her movement is spreading in many schools in the world, and recently, she had a speech at the UN Climate Action Summit on 23 Sep, 2019. Aside of her provocative words, “How dare you!”, I was surprised how she understood IPCC latest special report on “Global Warming of 1.5 deg C” well. But after her speech, she got not only lots of applauds but also lots of bashing from all over the world. For example, above YouTube gets 44 thousand likes and 22 thousand dislikes. This is unusual number of dislikes for a girl’s speech. I doubt haters’ organizational operation.

Greta said in her speech, “… if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act, then you would be evil.”  It means she thought before that top-level leaders don’t understand well so still kept on failing to act, but she came to doubt recently. But I doubt not only President Trump but also any other top-level leaders really understood the IPCC reports because it is impossible for usual people to read and understand more than one thousand pages of full reports.

So I made a portal of science basis of Climate Change based on not only IPCC reports but also another latest resources. 

There are many graphs and they are difficult for children. And Graphs are 2D, so it is not always necessary to use 3D space. But seamless 3D space can make possible to arrange them along their  relations and help students to understand.

And I rezzed several teleporters where students can experience CO2 rich world in the past Earth, vulnerable nature and global situation of the present Earth, and also experience future sustainable society and learn how to predict the future Earth.

This portal could be developed through several times of remote classroom in collaboration with NPO co2sos and RL Science museum in Japan, Sci-Pia. 



I’ll use voice chat, so please confirm your setting in advance. 

We’ll visit texture rich places, so please set drawing distance less than 200m and clear cache as following.

Official viewer: Ctrl + P > Advanced > click [Clear Cache] 

Firestorm: Ctrl + P > Network & files > Directories tab > Cache location: click [Clear Cache]


Hajime Nishimura / Yan Lauria


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