This image puts today’s CO2 levels in historical context. Spoiler alert: we’re off the charts.
CO2 has seasonal fluctuations but its stark, long-term rise is unmistakable.
Unchecked warming emissions are projected to leave hundreds of houses of worship in areas vulnerable to chronic flooding by midcentury.
This warming trend, combined with pollution from cars, power plants and chemical plants, is expected to increase the number of days each year that New Jersey residents inhale unsafe levels of ozone pollution.
By enabling meteorologists to routinely inform their viewers about local generation of renewable electricity, the tool increases viewers’ awareness that low-carbon energy sources are already practical and increasingly widespread.
See the gains wind and solar electricity generation have made in your state.
Air conditioning is becoming more vital as temperatures rise, pushing up utility bills and putting comfortable levels of cooling out of the reach of some.