November 2012 | Research & Analysis
UK based company Carbon Visuals “communicates carbon stories” by producing volumetric representations of greenhouse gases.
This video provides a sense of scale for atmospheric pollution – both in total emissions and the rate of emission – by showing what the 54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide that New York City added to the atmosphere in 2010 would look like.
According to Carbon Visuals:
- 75% of these emissions came from buildings with the majority of the rest coming from transportation,
- emissions in 2010 were 12% less than 2005 emissions,
- the City of New York is on track to reduce emissions by 30% by 2017, an important step towards reaching the 2030 Challenge targets.