In this section of the website, we introduce ideas that we are working on. These include projects for which we are inviting sponsors, partners, collaboration or other forms of support. If you can help us take these forward please contact Antony Turner.
We are keen to find existing carbon emission data sets that would benefit from the Carbon Visuals treatment. So when CEO Antony Turner was invited to participate in an “Energy Data Jam” at Google's New York offices in July 2012 he was quick to accept as the aim of the event was to “…brainstorm how publicly available US datasets might be put to use in the continuing transition to a clean energy future.”
One set that we thought would benefit from ‘becoming visible’ was the eGRID data collated by the US EPA. This gives annual generation and environmental characteristics of all large electric power generators in the US.
A simple numerical argument cuts through much of the confusion over greenhouse gas emissions. It reveals ‘business as usual’ to be untenable and so opens the way for action on climate change.
In short, fossil fuel companies have already discovered more oil, gas and coal than can safely be used. We simply can't burn it all if we want to keep below the threshold (max 2°C of global warming) agreed by virtually every country in the world, including the USA.
Carbon Visuals propose to create a simple video that can reach a wide audience yet have a profound impact.