Wednesday, April 28, 2021

An Actual Predictive Visualization


Unmet GHG Reduction Targets*
Watercolour, marker and computer
2021 Charlene Brown

 Actual and projected increasing GHG emissions are represented by the solid and dotted black line, with optimistic GHG reductions that didn’t materialize shown in cyan dots.  A couple of surprises which led to economic downturns resulting in sharp reductions in emissions have been labeled in magenta. Surprises vary greatly in the degree to which they may be understood and anticipated.  Visualization and even chaos theory may point the way.

 *Derived from Émissions de GES du Canada: Cibles non-atteintes, produced by Équiterre in 2018.