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Mystic Mayer Sees Something Wicked This Way Coming For Climate Change

Predictor MachineAn end of the pier style fortune telling machine was officially unveiled by Euro MP Alex Mayer at Cambridge Central Library.


But it won’t tell her how her love life will pan out, if riches or poverty is ahead, or even the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. Instead the “Prediction Machine” will give her a climate change prediction based on Met Office temperature and rainfall data and scientific modelling.

Rachel Jacobs the artist who designed the “Prediction Machine” and Dr. John King, Senior Researcher from the British Antarctic Survey, will be on hand to discuss the art and the science behind the project.


Visitors are invited to dial in their age and then power up the machine using a hand crank to make video messages flicker into life. Finally you get to take away a print out your climate prediction.


Ms. Mayer said: “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes! What an innovative and fun idea to highlight this important topic. I hope lots of people get to try out the machine and commit to doing more to protect our environment.”


The machine is next to the reception area on the first floor of Cambridge Central Library from the 3rd - 18th February 2018.

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