Monday, September 29, 2014

Putting Global CO2 Emissions on the Map

Earlier today we reported on the Changing Global Emissions Map, which animates carbon dioxide emissions by country over the last 160 years. The Fossil Fuel Data Assimilation System (FFDAS) has also just released a Google Map visualizing global CO2 emissions.

The FFDAS Map displays estimates of carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, across the world, for the years 1997 to 2010. The map allows you to view global heat-map layers for any of the 14 years, You can also view carbon dioxide emission layers for domestic and international aviation and shipping.

The map not only visualizes the global estimates of CO2 emissions but also allows you to download the FFDAS data for any of the calculated years and for any region of the world. You can use the data retrieval tools to download the data for the whole world, for any country or you can use a polygon drawing tool to download the data for a custom drawn area of the map.

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