25 Oct 2012

Data visualisation: New York City’s daily greenhouse gas emissions

New York City's daily carbon dioxide emissions as one-tonne spheres.

New York City's annual carbon dioxide emissions as one-tonne spheres.

The research team at Carbon Visuals has created this compelling 3D animation, which explores the scale and rate of atmospheric pollution, in real-time, in the City of New York.

I think you'll agree that the illusion of an apocalyptic outcome to this data-driven story is a potent — if not somewhat phantasmagoric — reminder of our commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

View summary of data.

Did you know climate change has so far failed to get a mention in the current US presidential debates? — the first time in 24 years!

(via Guardian Datastore and Carbon Visuals)