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Climate Change Inequality

A two-part data visualization examining the geopolitical inequalities of climate change.

Winter 2016

Visualizing Climate Change Inequality: an Infographic Series

No country will be immune to the impacts of climate change—however, the distribution of impacts is unequal and tilted against the world's most marginalized regions, which not only have the least economic and societal faculty to cope, but also face the most geographical burden. Home to communities still battling ongoing environmental, economic, and geopolitical exploitation by colonial powers, these regions not only have the least economic and societal faculty to cope, but also face the most ecological vulnerability.

Drawing upon public datasets from the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the ND-GAIN IndexUC Berkeley, and NASA, this two-part visualization project aims to illuminate the global inequality undergirding climate change wherein the world's poorest communities are least responsible for environmental damage, yet stand to suffer the most. This project has been recognized by Courrier International and the 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

 
 
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