seeing the world

seeing the world

The world's CO2 emissions

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At Carbon Visuals we think that seeing the world’s emissions is essential to enabling people to address the scale of climate change. What do you think? Read more about this film and why it was made: http://www.carbonvisuals.com/blog/wbcsd In 2012 we added over 39 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. We could fill a volume the size of the UN Secretariat Building with our carbon dioxide emissions in less than half a second. We could fill it 133 times a minute. The pile of one metric ton spheres in the film, which represents one day’s emissions, is 3.7 km high (2.3 miles) and 7.4 km across (4.6 miles). The world’s use of fossil fuels is increasing, not decreasing. Renewable energy will help, but it cannot keep up with the demand for energy. The International Renewable Energy Agency’s most optimistic road-map suggests that renewables will not displace fossil fuels for decades, although the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls for more rapid change. “There is no ambiguity in the message,” said UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, adding “Please reduce your investments in the coal and fossil fuel-based economy.” This is an extract of a longer film, which looks at the energy economy as a whole and the part that Carbon Capture and Storage could play: https://vimeo.com/123478611 Details, calculations and sources for all the numbers in the film are available in a methodology document which can be found at: http://carbonvisuals.com/work/wbcsd This is a Carbon Visuals film for WBCSD Here is the Carbon Visuals website: http://www.carbonvisuals.com