Mapping Climate Change: Ways to Envision What's Happened Already, and What Is to Come

Map of biological “biomass carbon sink” areas, where carbon is tied up in living plans. It is one of a large collection of climate-related maps in a new Esri release. (Esri)

As the climate talks open in Paris, here is an instructive set of “story maps” from our friends and partners at the geographic-information company Esri, showing dimensions of the challenge and the opportunity.

The maps are actually most impressive in their full native setting, which you can find by clicking here. The interactive, embedded version below will give you an idea of what else you can find.

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