476 trees are killed every single second -- to make space for cattle, palm oil, and many things we buy everyday. But now Europe is considering a new law to ban forest-killing products, and it could transform the global supply chain. Let's make sure it passes -- click to support the official EU consultation before the deadline. Every signature will help lawmakers to
Our World in Data presents the empirical evidence on global development in entries dedicated to specific topics.
This blog post draws on data and research discussed in our entry on CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Who emits the most CO2 each year? In the treemap visualization we show annual CO2 emissions by country, and aggregated by region. Treemaps are used to compare entities (such as countries
What the Philippines Would Look Like if All the Ice Melted
Explore what the Philippines’ new coastlines would look like if we keep burning fossil fuels indefinitely and global warming melted all the ice at the poles and on mountaintops, raising sea level by 216 feet (65.8 meters).
The following maps are generated by creating a water layer at 216 feet above the ground.
One major threat from climate change is the rising global sea level. At the coast, the rising seas will wipe out infrastructure and threaten wildlife. If ocean water moves deeper into landmasses, the salt will contaminate sources required for drinking water
Low-lying coastal land in Davao are eroding in many places with aquaculture and agriculture, as well as settlements and infrastructure threatened by both the slow sea level rise and major storm events. Photo Credits: Pedro Walpole
Wendy Clavano, PhD
30 April 2012
(First of three parts)
Sea levels are changing around the world and although natural variation is expected, there is an observed global rise on average. This article, the ﬁrst in a series of three, will
The weather in December 1796 was severe and there were heavy frosts. An accurate temperature reading of - 21° was recorded in London just after Christmas but even so, this was an improvement on the winter of 1794/5 which had been even worse. Then, an intense cold had settled on the country on Christmas Eve which lasted until late March. Many rivers froze over, including the Thames, and when the thaw came, there was severe flooding in many places. Remote country areas were cut off for