Climate in Graphics and Graphs

A new collection to explore our planet’s warming oceans, intensifying storms and rising air temperatures, as well as its greenhouse gas emissions and climate solutions.


More Renewables = Less Shipping, But Not For the Reason You Think

Bill McKibben Tweet-X. If we switched to renewable energy, the number of ships crossing the ocean would fall almost in half. Because they're just carrying coal and oil and gas.

The above image is a Tweet (“X”) from @billmckibben. Here’s Bill McKibben’s Map Source, the Marine Traffic Live Map. (Fascinating! Worth clicking around.) The green arrows are cargo ships, the red are tankers. As of the evening of Nov. 2, they are live monitoring 369,000+ vessels.


Watch the planet heating from 1880-2021 in 30 seconds! (NASA mp4)

Image of earth with play button

Effects of Smoke

Graphic showing survival rate compared to vehicle speed. From Vision Zero Network.

A screenshot from the trial testimony in the Montana chilrdren’s court case Held vs. Montana.  It explains pretty clearly why we musn’t be out in this smoke. Learn more about the case in Mother Jones.


This is fast becoming one of the most iconic images in the history of the climate fight—it shows the insanely anomalous rise in sea surface temperatures so far this spring.


Nine tipping points that could be triggered by climate change. 

 What Are Tipping Points? Explainer: https://www.carbonbrief.org/explainer-nine-tipping-points-that-could-be-triggered-by-climate-change/ 


10 key solutions needed to mitigate climate change. Source: IPCC, World Resources Institute.

From the IPCC and World Resources Institute.