The US Postal Service has created an on-line version of its annual commemorative book. Here is a detail from Earthscapes. (via Earthscapes • The 2012 Stamp Yearbook)
Picture – These are the emissions from a single hour (6,204 spheres).
One of the many reasons why people fail to acknowledge the seriousness of greenhouse gas emissions is that they’re invisible. You can’t see carbon dioxide piling up on the street; you can only see the disasters that happen in the wake of climate change. A project from Carbon Visuals and the Environmental Defense Fund imbues emissions with a sense of physicality by showing what it would look like if New York City was literally covered in its CO2 emission.
You say your long commute is no one’s business but your own, yet it turns out it may be disrupting the heart rhythm of people exposed to the pollution.
Just think: now, when you get a job closer to home or telecommute more often, you can think of it as a public service!
Science: it’s about working with the information you have, not the information you wish you had. Cool, no?
Note the scale of the photo while viewing the related sequence (via More Ice Breaks off of Petermann Glacier : Natural Hazards).