CO2 emissions caused by humans in a video

This one-minute time-lapse video shows human made carbon dioxide emissions in map form. And it spans the 18th century through the first decade of the 21st century. Notably, global CO2 emissions are a primary cause of global warming and climate change.

You can see the how CO2 emissions started in England. Next, they then radiated throughout Europe, the U.S. and then Asia. In sum, the video makes it easy to visualize the geographical distribution and trends in post-industrial revolution anthropogenic CO2 emissions over 256 years.

Data on use of fossil fuels, gas flaring and cement production from Oak Ridge National Laboratory went into the making of the video. Music copyright Robert W. Corkery 2007.

March 27, 2012

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