NYC’s Carbon Footprint Visualized As Blue Blobs (VIDEO)

A new video data visualization modeling New York City’s 54 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the course of 2010 has gained renewed attention after being included in an article published Saturday by NPR. The video, which depicts greenhouse gas emissions as gigantic blue spheres proportional to their size were they actual piles of carbon, was created by sustainability-minded data visualization firm Carbon Visuals in conjunction with the Environmental Defense Fund, relies on data published in a 2011 report from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. Watch it below:

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