Science Behind the Camera: Snapping Pictures for Climate Research

by Nina Friedman

In 2015, mankind will take about one trillion photos. Up until 2010, 3.8 trillion photos had been taken. If taking photos solved climate change, 2015 would cause the earth’s climate to be cesspool-level stagnant.

As we know, taking photographs does not solve climate change — If only. Still, citizen science projects like RedMap use photography to collect data on our changing environment. RedMap asks its Australia-based volunteers to keep an eye out for nonnative marine

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