An Animated Map Of The Last 160 Years Of Carbon Emissions Worldwide

Just how does the carbon dioxide pollution of today compare with that of the past? Not very well, as this animated map of where and when carbon emissions have increased across the globe since 1850 reveals.


The map is the work of Slate's Eric Holthaus and Chris Kirk, who used the recent update to the World Resources Institute's data on carbon emissions to put it together. You can see the full map over at Slate, where Holthaus and Kirk have also compiled a look at some of most game-changing times and places in the history of carbon emissions.


It's so weird seeing my home (UK) going darker then lighter, then a bit darker again.