Climate, science & the arts: Boysen's "Alice" in Nature Climate Change
In contrast to the famous story by Lewis Carroll, Margret Boysen doesn't make Alice fall down a rabbit hole into Wonderland but down a supercomputer into Climate-Modelling Land on Potsdam's Telegraph Hill. With input from scientists, Nature Climate Change notes, Boysen uses metaphors to explain maths. “What I had in mind was not to write another book about climate change, but about how climate scientists work”, she says. Her goal is to replace the fear, guilt, and helplessness that climate change talk often provokes with familiarity, empathy,and empowerment.
Weblink to the book: https://www.edition-rugerup.de/?product=alice-der-klimawandel-und-die-katze-zeta
Weblink to PIK's "Known by Art" activities: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/institute/connections/known-by-art