Climate Change Clouds

By: Jeff Clark    Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2009

Fifty-six papers in forty-five countries published a front page article today calling for action at the climate summit in Copenhagen. I've taken the text of the article and created a couple of images. The first is a Clustered Word Cloud which shows the more prominent words from the article grouped into clusters based on whether they were used together.

This second image takes the word clusters and arranges them in a starburst type pattern. The visual form was influenced by the Word Associations work by Chris Harrison. It's a little more interesting to look at and makes the groupings more obvious but has the drawback that the words are smaller than in the first format.


Animated Word Clouds
ACM Crossroads Cover