2015’s Best Environmental Visualizations

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There’s only 3 months left in 2015 and it’s been a doozy in the environmental world to say the least. Climate treatiescontinued droughts, unprecedented flooding, and technology advances in solar power and water treatment have all taken center stage.

Sure, scientists know the nuances of these issues, but these problems are complex and are going to be around for quite a while. How the issues are communicated to us and decision-makers is extremely important.

Here at January Advisors, we’re big fans of data, code, and visualization. Why? They unlock bright minds to develop innovative solutions. Here are some great data visuals that really get to the crux and scale of these problems. Click on the links to see the full visual and web application and enjoy!

Space-based Solar Power: Did you know every hour, more solar energy reaches the Earth than humans use in a year?

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Climaps: A global issue atlas of climate change adaptation

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Urban Tree Canopy: A National Geographic project

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New York Times U.S. Drought Map: Stunning interactive visuals of the drought over a 6-month period

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World Resources Institute Global CO2 Emissions

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