Project: Recycle old scientific equipment into new tools for public engagement

When ocean scientist Andrew Thaler found an old, outdated water level gauge, he found a way to give it new life — turning it into a tool to measure public interest in sea level rise. Instead of tracking water, the Sea Leveler tracks how much people are talking about water on Twitter.


  1. Semiaquatic mammals – especially hightly intelligent ones like seals – are right to highlight the concerns of climate change but using necromancy to bring back 70s stunt bike riders is not the way to go about things.

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