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    The goal of my project was to manipulate accurate data from a trustworthy source in such a way to convey a trend that seems to be the exact opposite of what was originally intended. In this case, looking at the data conventionally would have shown an increasing global temperature, but by inverting the axis, the same data could be used to show the opposite. I also decided to add more distractions, such as the color gradients. Because we typically associate red with hot and blue with cold, someone who merely glances at the graph would have an easier time reaching the faulty conclusion. I chose this particular topic because of its controversial nature, with many people on different sides of the climate change debate interpreting data in different ways to yield different results. With this project, I hope to teach viewers to carefully consider all the specifics regarding data they are given, as well as its context.    

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