Seeing is Believing ?

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Image reproduced with the kind permission of Carbon Visuals.
http://www.carbonvisuals.com/

Shrink that Footprint asks a very interesting question ;

If we could see carbon dioxide, would we take it more seriously?
http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/visualizing-carbon

Carbon Visuals provides the materials for the test. Look at the gallery of images below and then ask yourself if seeing is believing.

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The pink cube is the actual volume of carbon dioxide gas we can emit and still have a chance of keeping global warming below 2 °C. It is 81 km high (51 miles). The other volumes are the emissions from the proven reserves of fossil fuels.
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Carbon Visuals.
http://www.carbonvisuals.com/

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The pink cube, which is 78 km high (49 miles) is the actual volume of our ‘carbon budget’: 900 billion tonnes of CO2. The shapes to the right show the emissions from proven reserves listed in Global Energy Outlook 2012.
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Carbon Visuals.
http://www.carbonvisuals.com/

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If all the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere were shared equally amongst every person on the planet (7 billion of us) this is how much we’d have each – 446 tonnes of it.
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Carbon Visuals.
http://www.carbonvisuals.com/

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The ‘carbon canyons’ of the city of London. Each tower represents the annual carbon footprint (2009/10) of a public building.
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Carbon Visuals.
http://www.carbonvisuals.com/

Why don’t you provide the answer in the Poll below?

And whilst you are at it, why not take my Survey?

Please download and complete the survey here.

thankyou

A big thanks to Carbon Visuals for permitting me to use their images.

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About isabellew9873

My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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