Brigitte Nerlich had a recent article on the Making Science Public blog about how to do things with GIFs. In particular, how they can be used in online science communication. The article also made it into other magazines, such as The Conversation. I thought it was a very interesting article, but maybe that’s because it mentions this blog 🙂 .
Yesterday’s post was an attempt to give Lord Lawson – Chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) – a bit of a science lesson. In writing that post, however, I visited the GWPF website and discovered that it is all rather dull and boring. I’ve discovered, however, that Dan Olner has, very kindly, developed an animated version of their logo, which – in addition to being animated – also much more accurately presents the global warming we’ve, so far, experienced. Given the value of such GIFs in communicating science, maybe the GWPF would consider changing from their rather static logo, to this animated version that is not only visually appealing but informative.
Below is the current GWPF logo, and the suggested new logo (thanks Dan) – apologies to those who suffer from motion sickness 🙂 .
[Just in case it’s not clear, this post is – very much – tongue in cheek 🙂 ]