Which Countries Use the Most Fossil Fuels?

Although renewable energy is growing rapidly around the world, fossil fuels still make up a majority of the world’s energy use. In 2017, 81 percent of the energy the world consumed was oil, coal and natural gas. Nearly 15 billion metric tons of fossil fuels are consumed every year.

How Much Beef is Too Much for the Climate?

< Blog When you think about tackling climate change, solar panels and wind turbines might come to mind, but not necessarily the food you put on your plate. Researchers at the World Resources Institute (WRI) released a report this week detailing a five-course menu of solutions for a sustainable food system. The report contains several recommendations for […]

7 Datasets Paint a Picture of Our Climate Future

< Blog It’s a big month for climate action. Policymakers, business leaders and citizens are converging in San Francisco this week for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), which aims to boost international momentum for curbing climate change. The event will be followed by Climate Week in New York at the end of the month. It’s a good […]

Which Foods Produce the Most Emissions?

< Blog By Sarah Parsons and Peter Kerins Fourth of July is synonymous with cookouts—more specifically, grilled meats. Americans typically consume about 150 million hot dogs over the holiday weekend—more than any other time of year—and purchase 700 million pounds of chicken and 190 million pounds of beef in the weeks preceding July 4th. Not all these foods are […]

4 Maps Reveal the Future of the Ocean

< Blog World Oceans Day is a prime time to look at the state of the seas. Thanks to a growing pile of data and scientific studies, we know more about the ocean today than we ever knew before. Data also enables us to look into the future and see what may be in store […]