Carbon map infographic: a new way to see the Earth move

How can you map the world to show global data in an immediately clear way? How can you show two datasets at once to see how they compare? Kiln, a partnership of Guardian writer Duncan Clark and developer Robin Houston has come up with this beautiful new take on the globe. Watch the animated intro or click on the topics and see the map move before your eyes. Adding shading lets you compare two datasets to see how they relate – so you can see clearly how poorest countries have the fastest growing populations but the lowest emissions

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BACKGROUND; Area;

Country sizes show actual land area. Most world maps don’t show this accurately as it isn’t possible to represent the globe as a flat map without compromising on either shape or area

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RESPONSABILITY; Emissions;

Countries are sized to show their annual CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production. This is the conventional way to view national emissions, but it ignores imports and exports of fossil fuels (the Extraction map) and goods and services (the Consumption map).

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VULNERABILITY; People at risk;

Country sizes show the number of people injured, left homeless, displaced or requiring emergency assistance due to floods, droughts or extreme temperatures in a typical year. Climate change is expected to exacerbate many of these threats.

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