Scientists declared that 2015 was Earth’s hottest year on record. In a database of 3,116 cities provided by AccuWeather, about 90 percent of them were warmer than normal. Enter your city in the field below to see how much warmer it was last year.
From the National Resources Defense Council website: Every state in America can produce its own energy from clean, renewable sources, keeping millions of energy dollars in-state, reducing pollution, and creating new jobs and new sources of income. With the right policies in place, states and localities can harness their own natural resources -- from farmland and sunshine to wind and skilled labor -- to develop a local renewable energy industry. See the interactive map here: NRDC Renewable Energy Interactive Map See state profiles here: NRDC Renewable Energy State Profiles
January 2015 - via Yale Project on Climate Change Communication Extensive research in the United States on the public’s perceptions of global warming. Yale has published an interactive map that estimates public support for climate action in each state. (Based on polling data from 2008 to 2014.)
April 2013 - via The Guardian This interactive map reveals which nations' stock exchanges are most exposed to the 'carbon bubble' - the theory that oil, coal and gas reserves held by fossil fuel companies are massively overvalued since climate change policy will make these reserves impossible to exploit and therefore ultimately worthless. The accompanying 2013 report, "Unburnable Carbon 2013: Wasted capital and stranded assets" by Carbon Tracker and the Grantham Research Institute at LSE, is the group's second investigation into the carbon bubble after a preliminary report in 2011. Executive Summary Using all fossil fuels will breach the global carbon dioxide budget: In 2010, governments confirmed in the Cancun Agreement that emissions should be reduced to avoid a rise in global average temperature of more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, with the possibility of revising this down to 1.5°C. The modelling used in previous analyses by Carbon Tracker and the IEA showed that the carbon budget for a 2°C scenario would be around 565 – 886 billion tonnes (Gt) of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) to 2050. This outcome assumes that
This website uses an animated, distorted, shaded, interactive map to help convey how different countries fit into the climate change picture – both the causes and the risks. It was originally created as an entry for the World Bank’s Apps for Climate competition, though was recently updated for the Guardian. See more here: The Carbon Map