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Global Carbon Budget


Remaining carbon budget to 1.5°C and 2°C, CO2 concentration, and global mean temperature.

Original Climate Spiral by Ed Hawkins (Climate Lab Book), extended with Carbon Budget and Concentration Spiral by obert Gieseke and Malte Meinshausen (PRIMAP Group, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany & Australian-German Climate & Energy College, The University of Melbourne, Australia)

See also: More Climate Spirals


More Climate Spirals: image of Carbon budget, CO2 Concentration, and Global Mean Temperature spiral charts with line charts below

CO2 emissions in MtCO2 from five major sources and their distibution over region and country.

A data visualisation by Cathy Nangini and Patrick Brockmann, LSCE.


CO2 emmissions 2014: a an image of a Sankey diagram

Global Top 10 Emitters using CAIT emissions data for 2012 by country and economic sector.

An interactive inforgraphic by Johannes Friedrich, World Resources Institute.

Photo by World Resources Institute.


World Resources Institute
Top 10 emmitters 2012: an interactive infographic

A Year In The Life Of Earth's CO2.

Developed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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See also: An interactive video map by the Cartography and Geovisualization Group, Oregon State University.


A Year In The Life Of Earths CO2 movie link

The carbon map: making sense of climate change responsibility and vulnerability.

An interactive map created by Duncan Clark and Robin Houston, Kiln.


Carbon map: an interactive map

Time history of atmospheric carbon dioxide from 800,000 years ago to January 2014.

Developed by Andy Jacobson, NOAA/ESRL.

Download or play:

carbon dioxide history movie

Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and cement production, from 1751 to 2007.

Developed by Robert Andres, CDIAC.
Visualization created by Vesta Animation.

Download or play (version added 6 March 2014):

Carbon dioxide emissions movie