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We are destroying the planet at an alarming rate. It's happening due to the ignorance of the world we live in, and in our age of online data access and sharing there is really no excuse for that any more.

This blog investigates novel ways of looking at large datasets. The kind everyone should care about.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Greenhouse gas map for Kyoto parties

The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) collects national data on greenhouse gas emisssions for the parties in the Kyoto protocol.

Here's the map of the UNFCCC inventory data showing emissions for 40 Kyoto countries plus EU. The data contain absolute emissions for 1990 to 2006, as well as the deltas. The map shows the totals plus breakdown by individual sectors like energy, industry, agriculture and others.

Terms that could be unfamiliar:

LULUCF means "land use, land-use change and forestry".

"Base year" is 1990 for most, but not all countries.

"International bunkers" are emissions from ships and aviation. They are not included in country totals.