Click on the following interactive maps to explore various global statistical parameters
Google Earth – How a 4 Deg Rise in Temperature will affect the Planet
Click on the side of the map to start it. The different bands indicate different effects:
- brown: forest fires
- blue: water scarcity
- green: crops
- green: sea level rise
- olive: tropical cyclone
- burgundy: draught
- purple: marine
Tracking the Supply Chain of CO2 Emissions
For the purposes of the Kyoto treaty, a nation’sis considered to be a sum of all the greenhouse gas released within its borders. However, that approach ignores all the laptops, leggings, lampshades and other goods that rich countries import from China and elsewhere.
A fair global climate deal depends on an expanded 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.
Steven J. Davis, Glen P. Peters and Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution for Science points out that this argument tells only half of the story. If you want to understand how carbon footprints are affected by international trade flows, the paper argues, you need to consider trade not only in gadgets and garments but also in fossil fuels themselves. Country X might import a television that was made in country Y, but country Y in turn may have imported some of the coal, oil or gas consumed by the television factory from country Z.
Renewable Energy Policy Network REN 21 Interactive Renewable Energy Map
Use this resource to find out about renewable energy resources from around the globe.
Dynamic Time Display of World CO2 Emissions from 1820 to 2008 – Tons per person vs. GDP (inflation adjusted)
Dynamic Time Display of World CO2 Emissions from 1820 to 2008 – Geocoded emission levels
Interactive Global Public Debt Map
Resource Extraction from www.materialflows.net – Bloated distortion shows resource consumers (sinks) and Thin distortion shows resource extraction (sources)
Resource Extraction from www.materialflows.net – Another map showing other metal ore extraction
Resource Extraction from www.materialflows.net – Another map showing other mineral extraction