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Virtual Reality Projects to Help Tackle Climate Change (Edgy)

Virtual reality's potential as an "empathy machine" might just be the tool to help more of the population take the threat of climate change seriously.

“Virtual Reality projects have provided a novel approach to issues ranging from military training to fitness. Unsurprisingly, ongoing efforts to tackle climate change can also benefit from VR. Climate change is a significant threat that has raised concerns all over the world. From shifting weather patterns to rising sea level, the impact of climate change is global, and at an unprecedented scale.” – Source: Edgy

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Virtual reality’s potential as an “empathy machine” might just be the tool to help more of the population take the threat of climate change seriously. Here are five VR projects that tackle the issue, from one that turns you into a rainforest tree to another that gives you a front-row seat to the melting glaciers.

“Tree VR” from Rainforest Alliance on Vimeo.

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