NG Revisited: U.N. Climate Change Summit

By Nigel Holmes/Explanation Graphics, 2009; Published in the National Geographic magazine, December 2009. <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/big-idea/05/carbon-bath">See the full illustration.</a>



The U.N. Climate Change Summit in Cancun, Mexico just concluded with some agreements about how to cut harmful carbon emissions, although most acknowledge that they fall short of what is necessary to stop global warming. Read a straightforward explanation of how carbon emissions work in “The Carbon Bathtub” and the effect of the global thaw in “The Big Melt.” Follow along as Peter Miller goes on a carbon diet and reports on the results. Then take a quiz (one answer can be found below) and find out how much you know about carbon emissions and how to reduce them.

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