Move Your Money UK - Bank On Something Better How Many Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide? The Information is Beautiful guide to Doha | News The climate change talks in Doha are emitting a gigaton of graphs, statistics and numerical predictions. We've scooped all the numbers together and condensed them into a single diagram. It lays out the perils and potential effects of our global CO2 habit - and the urgency to balance our "carbon budget". The Data While simple, the graphic is based on tonnes of the latest research and calculations. Sources Carbon Tracker Initiative, International Energy Agency (IEA), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 (PDF), NASA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Research Council (PDF), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, World Bank (PDF), European Commission Joint Research Centre (PDF), our own calcs Credits Concept & design: David McCandlessResearch: Miriam Quick, Ella HollowoodAdditional design: Kathryn Ariel Kay, Paulo Estriga About Us We are InformationIsBeautiful.net, dedicated to visualising information, ideas, stories and data. More data
FairPensions Carbon map infographic: a new way to see the Earth move | News How can you map the world to show global data in an immediately clear way? How can you show two datasets at once to see how they compare? Kiln, a partnership of Guardian writer Duncan Clark and developer Robin Houston has come up with this beautiful new take on the globe. Watch the animated intro or click on the topics and see the map move before your eyes. Adding shading lets you compare two datasets to see how they relate – so you can see clearly how poorest countries have the fastest growing populations but the lowest emissions • The map works best in newest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari• Who made this graphic?
The Finance Innovation Lab | Incubating and accelerating new forms of prosperity. For people and planet. Groundbreaking data tracks carbon emissions back to their source | Duncan Clark | Environment Which of the following accounts for the largest share of the UK's carbon footprint? All our holiday flights, all the power used in our homes or … Russia? Okay, so it's kind of a trick question, but according to a scientific paper published this week, we might reasonably conclude that the answer is Russia – though to understand why it's necessary to go back a couple of steps. For the purposes of the Kyoto treaty, a nation's carbon footprint is considered to be a sum of all the greenhouse gas released within its borders. If we want any chance of a fair global climate deal, the now-familiar argument goes, we need to rethink the way we measure emissions to allocate some of the carbon pouring out of Chinese, Indian and Mexican factories and power plants to the countries importing good from those countries. The new scientific paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, points out that this argument – though persuasive – tells only half of the story.
2degrees-investing Carbon emissions in every local authority in the UK. See what they are where you live | Environment The government has published carbon emisisons at a detailed level across the UK. The report, out today, shows emissions for each one of the 434 local authorities in the UK for every year from 2005 to 2008 - and where those emissions come from. It's distinct from the carbon emissions actually produced by each local authority - which we detailed earlier this year. The report gives a unique picture of energy use and consumption across the UK. Key findings include: • Since 2007, emissions have decreased in 333 local authorities (77%). The variation across councils is immense. You can download the data below - or have a play with the sortable table below. Download the data • DATA: download the full spreadsheet World government data • Search the world's government with our gateway Can you do something with this data? Flickr Please post your visualisations and mash-ups on our Flickr group or mail us at email@example.com
The three most resilient cities? They're all in Canada | Cities For perhaps the first time, someone has tried to qualify the resilience of cities. Grosvenor, the London-based property company led by the Duke of Westminster, analysed more than 100 independently verified data sets in order to determine two key elements of what makes a city resilient: its "vulnerability" on the one hand, and its "adaptive capacity" on the other. Vulnerability was measured by looking at climate threats, environmental degradation (including pollution and overconsumption due to sprawl), resources (particularly access to energy), infrastructure and community cohesion. Rob Ford and ice storms notwithstanding, Toronto tops the list, following by Vancouver and Calgary and closely trailed by several US cities. More open data Data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian Development and aid data • Search the world’s global development data with our gateway Can you do more with this data?
L’espace dédié à la société civile Paris climat 2015 : un lieu de débats et de savoirs | COP21 - Conférence des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques L’équipe en charge des relations avec la société civile du Secrétariat général en charge de la préparation et de l’organisation de la COP21 a lancé en décembre 2014 une consultation en français et en anglais, à destination de l’ensemble des représentants des groupes constitués de la société civile. Elle souhaitait recueillir leurs avis et recommandations concernant la mise en place de l’espace dédié à la société civile qui sera mis en place sur le site du Bourget lors de la tenue de la COP21 du 30 novembre au 11 décembre 2015. Close en janvier 2015, cette initiative qui fait figure de première dans l’histoire de la préparation d’une COP. 117 organisations dont de nombreuses coalitions et regroupements internationaux, sur l’ensemble des continents, ont été au rendez-vous, avec une forte dominante d’ONG environnementales, de solidarité internationale et du secteur de l’entreprise. Les grands enseignements de la consultation de la société civile pour l’espace dédié du Bourget
Information is Beautiful: When Sea Levels Attack | News Another day, another set of bewildering climate figures. Today, key climate scientists withdrew their predictions. of a metre sea-level rise by 2100. Other scientists meanwhile claimed the 1m figure was way too conservative anyway. They predict anything up to 2m sea level rises over the next century. It's difficult to keep track of all this shifting research. A "1 metre sea level rise" is in the same domain as "1 ton of carbon" or "£1 billion". So, in this diagram, I've tried to sum up all the current research on sea level rises. In an effort to make the information easier to relate to, I've also thrown in which key cities around the world will be most affected by the rises. I hope it helps. If you've come across any other data or sources, please let me know. About the data I've taken the lowest, most conservative figures I could find. The key sources are Sea Level Rise Explorer , studies from the Potsdam Institute (PDF) and reports from the IPCC Report (2001 - the most conservative one).