Sources & Links

Data on CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels (without bunkers) and cement production, etc. are from EDGAR (European Commission).

Between Januar 2016 and August 2017, CO2 Emissions-data in the articles (posts) and calculations are from Global Carbon Project (CDIAC): (data on population is from Worldbank. In articles (posts) published prior to January 2016 CO2 Emissions-data are from the EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration:

Data on national Forest Cover and Primary Forests are from United Nations UN (Report: Global Forest Resources Assessments (Desk Reference)):

Information on national GDP(ppp-$) per capita is from Worldbank:

Data on Population is from Worldbank:

Data on Population in articles published prior to January 2016 is from EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration: (preliminary data is from US Bureau of the Census:

National Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is from Yale and Columbia University.

National “Ecological Footprint” is from Global Footprint Network (Public Data Package – Free Download for licensing): (Open Data Platform is avaible here:,EFCtot&cn=all). Earlier rankings are from WWF – Living Planet Reports:

National Nuclear Power generation is from: (see “Note” below).

Data on CO2 Content in the atmosphere (ppm) is from NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory: (Mauna Loa CO2 annual mean data).

Data on global Land/Ocean Air Temperature is from NOAA:

Data on global Sea Level is from: Aviso Satellite Altimetry Data (CNES):

Climate Funds Update – an independent website that provides information on international climate finance initiatives (joint initiative of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung and the Overseas Development Institute): (Data dashboard/ Full dataset/ Download/ Enter Excel/ Pledges/ Deposited (Multilateral by country, US$ million current).

Other links:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC). Fifth Assessment Report (AR5):

Democratic Index is from: (with reference to ‘Economist Intelligence Unit’:; or as pdf 2012).

Data on energy production and consumption are from the EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration:

Data on income equality is from Wikipedia: (from UN, Human Development Report:

Data on Life expectancy at birth is from Central Intelligence Agency (The World Factbook):

Data on ratification of the Kyoto Protocol is from the United Nations (UN):

Calculate carbon emissions for a flight:

Globale Greenhouse Warming (informative website):

United States Environmantal Protection Agency (APA):