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Hi there
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Welcome to our Carbon Dioxide Megasheet
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Here you'll find all the latest and pertinent data on Carbon Dioxide and global warming.
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lovingly gathered and hand-curated by Information is Beautiful
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The original inspiration for this graphic was Rolling Stone's "Global Warming's Terrifying Math"http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719
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by Bill McKibben (july 2012)
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Before we could visualize the data in the article, we had to check all the numbers.
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Apart from one spurious calculation about the odds of global warming happening by chance, it all stood up.
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This TERRIFYING! datasheet is the result.
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See the graphic here:Here's a downloadable hi-res PDF
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/dec/07/carbon-dioxide-doha-information-beautifulhttp://infobeautiful2.s3.amazonaws.com/IIB_Gigatons_CO2_PDF.zip
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Big thank you for incredible, painstaking work by head researcher Miriam Quick@miriamquick
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helped a ton by Ella Hollowood.@ejhollowood
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Every single row and every single number in this spreadsheet is sourced - and double-sourced where possible.
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Use the contents and sheet tabs below to navigate.
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If you spot any errors, please email informationisbeautiful@gmail.com
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Thank you!
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David McCandless
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InformationisBeautiful.net
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6th Dec 2012
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sheets & data in this document
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Summary - key numbers used in the graphichttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndHFEZkpzR1o0UjNtNkt1Uk5BWDR6dkE#gid=21
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Global Warming Table - key data for the 'effects of global warming table'https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndHFEZkpzR1o0UjNtNkt1Uk5BWDR6dkE#gid=22
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How warm is it going to get? What if we burned all the fossil fuels we have?https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndHFEZkpzR1o0UjNtNkt1Uk5BWDR6dkE#gid=18
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What are the repercussions of global warming, by °C?https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndHFEZkpzR1o0UjNtNkt1Uk5BWDR6dkE#gid=7
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Where is the ice melting? And how quickly?https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndHFEZkpzR1o0UjNtNkt1Uk5BWDR6dkE#gid=11
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How much fossil fuel can we burn and still stay below a temperature increase of 2°C?https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndHFEZkpzR1o0UjNtNkt1Uk5BWDR6dkE#gid=3
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How long will the CO2 remain in the atmosphere? How long will it take for temperatures to return to normal?https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndHFEZkpzR1o0UjNtNkt1Uk5BWDR6dkE#gid=14
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Which countries release the most CO2?https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndHFEZkpzR1o0UjNtNkt1Uk5BWDR6dkE#gid=1
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Which countries release the most CO2 per capita?https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndHFEZkpzR1o0UjNtNkt1Uk5BWDR6dkE#gid=12
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Sources, ideas & notes dropoffhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndHFEZkpzR1o0UjNtNkt1Uk5BWDR6dkE#gid=6
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Intro
Summary
global warming table
supplementary >>>
global warming table_BIGGER
how warm is it going to get?
Melting Ice
Carbon Budget_scenarios
How long will CO2 remain in the atmosphere?
Carbon Budget
CO2_emissions_per_country
CO2_per_capita
Calcs: Global Average Temperatures
Global Temperatures 1850-99, °C
Warmest Months on Record
dropoff