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| Earth on Mar 27, 2012

Video: One-minute time-lapse history of human global CO2 emissions

Watch a time-lapse video of human made carbon dioxide emissions in map form. It spans the 18th century through the first decade of the 21st century.

This is a one-minute time-lapse video of human made carbon dioxide emissions in map form. It spans the 18th century through the first decade of the 21st century.

You can see the how carbon dioxide emissions started in England, radiated throughout Europe, the U.S. and then Asia. The video makes it easy to visualize the geographical distribution and trends in post-industrial revolution anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions over 256 years.

The animation was created using data on use of fossil fuels, gas flaring and cement production from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Music copyright Robert W. Corkery 2007.