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Solar Could Be The World's Most Important Energy Source By 2050

Solar Could Be The World's Most Important Energy Source By 2050 | green infographics | Scoop.it
Experts believe that a solar boom is both feasible and necessary in order to reign in warming to safe levels.

Earlier this year, the International Energy Agency published an alarming report predicting catastrophic global warming. Based on current trends, it said, we're set for a 6 degree Celsius temperature increase this century--a level scientists agree would make life untenable for much of the planet. International agreements have set a target of just 2 degrees C, because that's what scientists say would be a relatively safe outcome.

The IEA did offer positive news, though. It said that an aggressive move to energy efficiency and renewables could keep the world's temperature under 2 degrees, and that such a move need not cost much. In fact, $44 trillion in investment by 2050 would net $115 trillion in fuel savings, such is the wonder of energy efficiency and potential for energy storage...

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Jim Gramata's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:45 AM

I just contracted to put one on my home. Consider solar installations in you next rehab or development project for long term solutions. With federal, state and now local grants the ROI may be right for a solar system installation. 

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Oil Consumption and GDP [infographic]

Oil Consumption and GDP [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it
This Infographic displays oil consumptions and gross domestic product, by year and country.

It summarizes and offers a comparison of annual oil consumption and gross domestic product per capita (in dollars) for USA, China, France, Gernany, India, Japan and Russia...

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Electric Car's comment, February 26, 2013 4:17 AM
No problem :)
Clara Dunphy's curator insight, January 30, 2014 2:44 PM

China is still main consumer of oil

Mr Jones's curator insight, January 31, 2014 4:55 AM

Excellent spot by Clara. Oil provides a great link for us between the Econ1 and Econ2 parts of the course

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Data analysis and Climate change

Data analysis and Climate change | green infographics | Scoop.it

Why is there scientific consensus regarding climate change but there are still data-driven arguments against it?  This is a simple, but effective way to show how temporal or spatial scale impacts the phenomenon that you are observing. 

This image from Skeptical Science is a great illustration of how data can be manipulated to serve your purpose. It shows how skeptics point to small declines in temperature by comparing warm years with cold ones seven to 10 years later -- but if you trace the trend over 40 years, you see an obvious warming pattern. Temperatures may cycle over the decades, but each cycle gets a little warmer...


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11,000 Years' Worth of Climate Data

11,000 Years' Worth of Climate Data | green infographics | Scoop.it

New research takes the deepest dive ever into historic climate records.


Back in 1999 Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann released the climate change movement's most potent symbol: The "hockey stick," a line graph of global temperature over the last 1,500 years that shows an unmistakable, massive uptick in the twentieth century when humans began to dump large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. It's among the most compelling bits of proof out there that human beings are behind global warming, and as such has become a target on Mann's back for climate denialists looking to draw a bead on scientists.


Now it's gotten a makeover: A study published in Science reconstructs global temperatures further back than ever before -- a full 11,300 years. The new analysis finds that the only problem with Mann's hockey stick was that its handle was about 9,000 years too short...

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The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have?

The Top 1 Percent: What Jobs Do They Have? | green infographics | Scoop.it
Explore the occupations and industries of the nation's wealthiest households. (What jobs do the Top 1% hold? Insightful infographic from @NYTimes.
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World’s 20 Biggest CO2 Emitters

World’s 20 Biggest CO2 Emitters | green infographics | Scoop.it

Infographic credit: The New Ecologist Infographic on: World’s 20 Biggest CO2 Emitters...

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