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Visualizing the Effect of Climate Pledges on Global Temperatures

Center for Data Innovation: “The New York Times has created a series of visualizations depicting the effects different government climate change pledges will have on global temperatures. The visualizations use data on government pledges from Climate Action Tracker, an environmental advocacy organization in Germany. For example, one visualization shows that greenhouse gas emissions under current policies will cause a 2.7 to 3.1 degree Celsius increase in global temperatures whereas following the more ambitious pledges some countries have made could result in a 2.1 to 2.4 degree Celsius increase instead within the same timeframe. ”

  • NYT – “…Scientists at Climate Action Tracker, a research group, regularly scrutinize all the climate and energy policies that countries have enacted worldwide. They then estimate the effect of these policies on future greenhouse gas emissions and calculate how much of a temperature increase the world can expect. It’s a simple measure of progress to date in combating climate change. And the data offers reasons for both hope and alarm…”

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