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Cartogram maps provide new view of climate change risk

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Scientists have developed cartograms — maps that convey information by contorting areas — to visualize the risks of climate change in a novel way.

Cartograms are maps that change the relative size of areas according to certain characteristics of the region. For example, a cartogram that distorts the shape of countries based on population would cartoonishly expand India’s borders (1.3 billion people) while significantly squishing Australia’s size (23.8 million people), even though in reality Australia’s area is more than twice as big as India....more

-- Olivia Trani,

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