'After Ice' Uses Augmented Reality to Illustrate Rising Sea Levels

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 3, 2017
References: itunes.apple & psfk
'After Ice' is the name of an augmented reality app that aims to bring awareness to global warming and climate change through augmented reality.

While the consequences of climate change are often described, it can be difficult to imagine how one's own future will be impacted. As such, After Ice offers a visual representation of what the world might look like in the future through the lens of AR technology. Using sea level projections from NASA for the year 2080, the app uses a smartphone's GPS system to pinpoint one's location and provide an accurate animated water level simulation. Depending on how much the ice is projected to melt, different levels of water and swimming fish may fill the screen.

The After Ice app also features a section where users may take action towards preventing the simulated scenes from becoming a reality.