Sources & Links

Data on carbon emissions (CO2 Emissions) from Fossil Fuels (without bunkers) and cement production are from Global Carbon Project (CDIAC): http://cdiac.ornl.gov/GCP/ (data on population is from ‘Worldbank‘). 

Data on Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions per capita in articles published prior to January 2016 is from the EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration: http://www.eia.gov/cfapps/ipdbproject/iedindex3.cfm?tid=90&pid=45&aid=8&cid=regions&syid=1990&eyid=2009&unit=MMTCD

Data on national Forest Cover and Primary Forests are from United Nations UN (Report: Global Forest Resources Assessments (Desk Reference)): http://www.fao.org/forestry/fra/en/

Data on national marine area protected is from United Nations (UN): http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/SeriesDetail.aspx?srid=785

Information on national GDP(ppp-$) per capita is from Worldbank: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.PP.CD

Data on Population is from Worldbank: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL

Data on Population in articles published prior to January 2016 is from EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration: http://www.eia.gov/cfapps/ipdbproject/IEDIndex3.cfm?tid=93&pid=44&aid=33 (preliminary data is from US Bureau of the Census: http://www.photius.com/rankings/population/population_2012_0.html)

National “Environmental Performance Index” is from Yale and Columbia University: http://epi.yale.edu/country-rankings.

National “Ecological Footprint” is from Global Footprint Network (Public Data Package – Free Download for licensing): ‘http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/licenses1/‘. Earlier rankings are from WWF – Living Planet Reports: http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/

National Nuclear Power generation is from: http://world-nuclear.org/info/reactors.html (see “Note” below).

Data on CO2 Content in the atmosphere (ppm) is from NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory: www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends (Mauna Loa CO2 annual mean data).

Data on global Land/Ocean (air) Temperature is from NOAA: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global

Data on global Sea Level is from: http://sealevel.colorado.edu/results.php (Inverse barometer applied, GIA corrected, Seasonal signal removed).

Climate Funds Update – an independent website that provides information on international climate finance initiatives (a joint initiative of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung and the Overseas Development Institute): http://www.climatefundsupdate.org (The Data/Contributions to the funds/Multilateral by country (Deposited USD million current).

Other links:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC). Fifth Assessment Report (AR5): ‘http://www.ipcc.ch/

Democratic Index is from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index (with reference to ‘Economist Intelligence Unit’: https://www.eiu.com/public/topical_report.aspx?campaignid=DemocracyIndex2011; or as ‘pdf 2012‘).

Data on energy production and consumption are from the EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration: http://www.eia.gov/cfapps/ipdbproject/iedindex3.cfm?tid=90&pid=45&aid=8&cid=regions&syid=1990&eyid=2009&unit=MMTCD

Data on income equality is from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_income_equality (from UN, Human Development Report: http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2009_EN_Complete.pdf)

Data on Life expectancy at birth is from Central Intelligence Agency (The World Factbook): https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2102.html#da

Data on ratification of the Kyoto Protocol is from the United Nations (UN): http://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/status_of_ratification/items/2613.php

Calculate carbon emissions for a flight: http://www.travelnav.com/flight-emissions/

Globale Greenhouse Warming (informative website): http://www.global-greenhouse-warming.com/

United States Environmantal Protection Agency (APA): http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/