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How many Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide .. ? – Information is Beautiful

Following the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP18) in Qatar during 2012, David McCandless (from The Guardian) helps visualise the research data in an easy-to-follow infographic.

Put together by Information is Beautiful, this diagram breaks down each of the aspects of our developed world that impact our “Carbon Budget”, leading to climate change.

IiB CO2 graphic v3

All of the intimate details can be found here.

Sources: Carbon Tracker InitiativeInternational 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 ResearchWorld Bank (PDF), European Commission Joint Research Centre (PDF).

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