Nov. 20 2012: New Scientist VIDEO
You may have heard that New York City added over 54 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in 2010. But other than recognising that it's a pretty big quantity, can you picture what that amount actually looks like?
Adam Nieman and a team from Carbon Visuals have now created a visualisation that gives the number a sense of scale by representing carbon emissions in terms of 10 meter-wide balls that pile up around the New York City skyline. The backdrop alludes to the fact that about 75 per cent of emissions are produced by buildings.... http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2012/11/mountain-of-balls-engulfs-nyc-to-represent-emissions.html?cmpid=NLC|NSNS|2012-2611-GLOBAL|moutainofballs&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=NLC&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;utm_source=NSNS&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;utm_content=moutainofballs
Special Issue: Climate change: It's even worse than we thought - New Scientist http://www.newscientist.com/special/worse-climate