Carbon emissions are still going up (Image: ShrinkThatFootprint)

11 Charts that will help you understand climate change

Every year a disparate collection of 88 wonks from 68 organisation in 12 countries work tirelessly to produce the Global Carbon Budget.

I think of it as a high powered pictured book alternative for anyone who can’t stomach the IPCC’s summary for policy makers (or just wants the data).

Here are 11 of the most thought provoking charts from this year’s report:

1) Carbon emissions are still going up

Carbon emissions are still going up (Image: ShrinkThatFootprint)
Carbon emissions are still going up (Image: ShrinkThatFootprint)

Another 2.3% in 2013 with projections that it will rise a further 2.5% in 2014.

2) Coal is the major source of growth

Coal is the major source of emissions growth (Image: ShrinkThatFootprint)
Coal is the major source of emissions growth (Image: ShrinkThatFootprint)

Coal was responsible for 59% of emissions growth in 2013, oil was 18%, gas 10%, and cement 12%.

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