The Scale of Flood
Short animation for ECCI project
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
Tools | Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffect
Increasing carbon dioxide caused by Human activities has changed the environment in ways that are comparable with deep-time processes. The increases in CO2 might be invisible; however, the consequence resulted from it, such as floods, melted glaciers, and sea-level rise, is clear enough to prove the global warming is happening. Although the cumulative effect seems to happen rapidly and significantly in the geologic time scale, it is barely perceptible in daily life compared to the sudden damage from a tsunami. Nevertheless, many a mickle makes a muckle, cities will ultimately be overwhelmed due to the daily trifle rise of water level.
A scale is a tool invented by humans for measuring space and time. Through the measurement, from a tiny spatial scale to massive timescale things become quantifiable and perceptible. In the water of Leith, climate change has accelerated the flooding frequency and the peak of water level is anticipated to reach 4 meters height in zones with flooding in the next 30 years; however, the change is too trifle to be sensed in our daily life. I aim at visualizing this indiscernible change of floods by showing the transformation of water lines in distinctive scales, hence the scale of the flood is capable to be perceived in this video.