Michel Huneault, Péninsule – Baptiste Grison

[Winter 2024]

By Baptiste Grison

Musée régional de Rimouski
4.06.2023 — 3.09.2023


“Does this line exist if we don’t see it?”

Michel Huneault asked himself this question when he visited the website Surging Seas, which features easy-to-use interactive “risk maps” that allow users to view the prospective effects of sea level rises caused by global warming. In the “Water Level” map, visitors use a slider to choose an amplitude of additional water (from 1 to 5 feet – 30 to 150 centimeters) and the disastrous effect comes into view as vast stretches of land are flooded. Huneault’s probing of the perception and communication of climate change forecasts directly reflects a reality experienced by many scientists who confront the difficulty of making the general public truly understand the results of their research and the anticipated consequences of the upheavals that we are currently experiencing. Talking about temperatures rising, degree by degree, doesn’t scare many people. Numbers don’t speak as eloquently as images do…

[ Complete issue, in print and digital version, available here: Ciel variable 125 – AGGLOMERATIONS ]
[ Complete article, in digital version, available here: Michel Huneault, Péninsule – Baptiste Grison ]