Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Recent Climate Graphics I Liked

Charts and graphs help me visualize trends and issues.  Here are a few of my favorites from the past couple of weeks.

Decoupling Economic Growth and Greenhouse Gas

California Air Resources Board latest California data show further decoupling of greenhouse gas and economic growth

Worldwide Carbon Reduction Pledges

How close is the world to the needed pledges to get us on the path to a maximum 2 degree centigrade temperature increase?  The Carbon Brief updated their tracker showing that 45 countries have made pledges that amount to 55% of the needed carbon reductions.  More pledges are being announced regularly in the lead-up to the Paris climate summit in December.

Media Climate Fail

Media coverage of climate denial has been a frustration for climate scientists and climate leaders.    Media Matters dissects media coverage of climate denial and presidential candidates.  Their analysis and news clips are quite telling.  Link here.

California 2030 Plan

How will California reach 40% Carbon reductions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels?  With 50% reduction in transportation fuel use, 50% renewable energy and doubling efficiency of buildings.  This chart was shown by a representative of Governor Brown at a recent California Energy Commission workshop

Country-specific Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This interactive infographic from the World Resources Institute provides a helpful overview of where greenhouse gas emissions are coming from.  The interactive chart is available at WRI Iinfographic


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