4:55 PM - 5:15 PM
★ [U05-17] Earth system literacy for citizens
Keywords:Earth System, Carbon Cycle, Remote Sensing
One of the most important issues from science communication point of view is the carbon cycle in ecosystem. It is rather well known that creatures are mutually connected with each other in the complex food web. However, more importantly, the carbon cycle needs to be understood at the atomic level for understanding the Earth environmental issues, such as the global warming. What causes the environmental problems we are facing can be defined in the following three major “bad behavior“ by humans. Those are; 1. Disrupting connections among life forms, 2. Disturbing amounts of cycling materials, 3. Making only one direction flow. Various phenomena related to the Earth environmental problems and measures for solving the problems should be evaluated from the “bad behavior“ point of view.
Another important science communication activity is to grasp the actual scales of human activities concerned with the three “bad behavior“. Human activities can be found everywhere on Earth and directly observed from remote sensing satellites. At Miraikan, we exhibit data that visualize those human activities.