David King’s Climate Change – A Risk Assessment is one of thousands of reports you can find in the Climate Web. It’s a report which we’ve had the opportunity to go through and extract key ideas and graphics and link them into the larger Climate Web. Our goal is to do the same for all the most useful reports in the Climate web as a way to take make actionable knowledge found in those reports more accessible.
This kind of Spotlight can be embedded into any website to feature or point to a particular organization, topic, or report. We can size Spotlights differently in terms of size of the Frame within with the Spotlight sits. (Sample frame sizes can be seen here). Hyperlinks can be used on the webpage to guide users around a Spotlight, even to materials not specifically shown in the Spotlight.
Here we’ll briefly explain how to use the Spotlight.
- Go up (parent thoughts) to find topical headings under which you can find the report within the Climate Web. In this case, you would find this report by searching for King, David, or under the “Climate Reports Fun” heading (where you can find a couple of dozen great reports), under Sources (S -) for the “Are climate risks sneaking up on us?” BIG Question, and under S – Global Risk Assessments. In each case, activating one of those thoughts will open up access to more documents you may find interesting. You can keep going up from any heading to get to larger Sources categories, ultimately opening up access to more than 10,000 documents.
- Going sideways (jump thoughts) is a bit of wildcard. In this case, it points you to press coverage of the report. You might also find Book Reviews or similar materials.
- Going down (child thoughts) takes you into how we’ve organized information from the report. In this case, you can go to the right (Raw Notes) and see all of the information we extracted from the report, or go left (Climate Bullets) to see how we’ve tried to synthesize the report’s main points and link to relevant graphics and information. Filled-in green circles under a thought indicate there are subsidiary thoughts. Each thought that is extracted from a particular document may be in use (looking up) to help answer a Question elsewhere in the Climate Web, or it may simply be linked to a Knowledge Base topic. For more information on Knowledge Base topics, see the Sample Knowledge Base Spotlight.
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