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The world in carbon dioxide emissions

February 21, 2013

The deepest recession since the 1930s has failed to reverse rising global carbon emissions, as plummeting industrial output in the west was offset by the continuing rapid expansion of China and a handful of other emerging economies, new statistics for 2009 show. Source

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Milking the Climate

February 5, 2013

Created for the Science Media Centre to coincide with the launch of the revised New Zealand emissions trading scheme (ETS) which came in to effect July 2010. New Zealand emissions have grown by over 20% above 1990 levels. The ETS is a first attempt to price carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, in a […]

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Planes or Volcanoes?

January 29, 2013

Are planes or volcanoes to blame for our problems? Which one is emitting more CO2 daily? Sometimes, the easiest way to find out is to visualize the numbers — and compare.

Mitigating Climate Change

Mitigating Climate Change

December 5, 2012

Agriculture’s role in mitigating climate change is often underestimated. Agriculture and forestry could actually be a key to reducing greenhouse gases by up to a third. Also crucial are the major synergies between mitigation, adaptation, food security, environmental sustainability and rural social and economic development. Source

CO2 Emissions and Development

CO2 Emissions and Development

October 7, 2012

The GEO Data Portal online database holds more than 450 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate. Source

Global Emissions Since Kyoto

Global Emissions Since Kyoto

July 14, 2012

This visualization looks at how total national carbon emissions from energy use have changed from the last major climate treaty in 1997 to the latest summit at Copenhagen. Source

CO2 Emissions & Pollution

CO2 Emissions & Pollution

June 10, 2012

Global warming gets most of the attention, for good reason (the effects of global warming are tremendous), but the costs of dirty energy and dirty tech go far beyond the effects of global warming. Check out this infographic below for more on CO2 emissions, other pollution, and some of the effects of common types of […]

Automobiles and the Environment

Automobiles and the Environment

June 5, 2012

Emissions from cars are one of the main contributing factors to global warming. Is is just the emissions or do cars have even further impacting factors upon Mother Earth? Learn about the full impact of using an automobile on the ecosystem.