Climate Action Tracker is an independent scientific website focusing on tracking global warming and climate change goals. There is data for most countries in the world, and they have detailed graphs and maps that highlight each country’s emissions and projected future data. They also include detailed explanations with each graph and country to go into more detail on what that country is doing to improve their carbon footprint and their predictions for the future. Their main goal is to bring awareness to climate change and prevent us from superseding the catastrophic 2 degree warming threshold.
This is super relevant to our class and the material we learned. We spent a lot of time on climate change, including the how’s and why’s of it, and what needs to be done to prevent catastrophic damage. This website reinforces that knowledge and provides even more in-depth information about it. The graphs especially are a great way to visual the data that we learned and to conceptualize it on a global scale. Below, I’ve included an example graph of Chile, which shows just one country’s work towards reducing emissions.
This is a very practical and relevant site indeed! The breadth of its data is really impressive, with everything from a current emissions report for international shipping and aviation to variations in the trends of emission standards for some 37 nations – with reference to “NDCs” set by the Paris Agreement. I had no idea a site like this existed! Good find.
This is definitely a very important website to know and a very important topic to focus on in todays current day! Like what Taylor mentioned above, I like how it takes multiple factors into consideration like aviation and shipping, which are both so prevalent and advanced today. I also like how it provides recent News Headlines so when going onto this website, an individual can stay up to date on everything regarding the latest advancements with information about climate change.