Few charts that could actually show you the current state of Global warming
World Population Explosion
Dont know what made this chart exploded since 1900 🙂 . Charts are so exponential and one of the major cause of Global Warming.
Carbon Concentration and Average Surface Temperature Chart
This chart shows the correlation between Atmospheric Carbon Concentration (in Parts Per Million) and Average Surface Temperature.
Population Growth and Deforestation Rates by Continent Chart
This very important chart shows the relationship between Population Growth and the Deforestation. Conclusion: the faster the population grows, the faster the forests disappear.
Historic Total World Carbon Emissions Chart
A significant Hockey Stick. Worldwide Total Carbon Emissions have experienced exponential growth. The chart shows historic Total Annual Worldwide Carbon Emissions since 1600.
Correlation between Population Growth and Emissions Growth Chart
As Al Gore said, “Yes, they fit.” This chart shows how Total Annual Carbon Emissions are directly affected by Population Growth.
Per Capita and Total Carbon Emissions Chart
A curious case of divergence. This chart shows how Total Worldwide Carbon Emissions have increased at an Exponential Rate, while Per Capita Carbon Emissions have grown at a Linear Rate, during the past century. To what can we attribute the difference in rate of growth?
Population Growth and Income Level Chart
This chart shows how Population Growth Rates are affected by Income.
Historical Population by Region Chart
This chart shows Population Growth in different regions of the world. Notice the steep curve for Africa.
Population Growth Rate by Continent Chart
This chart shows Population Growth Rates by Region for different time intervals. While Asia has grown the most in absolute terms, Africa leads the world in its Rate of Growth.
7 Replies to “Population Vs Global Warming – and charts”
In your own unique style, this post … 🙂 and its really good one.
The Industrial Revolution, Fossil Fuel, Mechanisation Evolution may be the reasons for the exponential growth of population & carbon 😀
Nice post, this one, thanks!
Have a great day.
I am preparing an election day red-white-blue science lab. I’m using graphs for the red portion. I’ll use several of your graphs to teach graph reading and interpretation, plus exponential growth.
Amazing that no one wants to admit that population growth has anything to do with greenhouse gases and global warming! Yes, deforestation and increasing output of greenhouse gases may be primary contributors, but it’s scary to see the correlation between population and CO2 emissions, nonetheless.
This article is not to be trusted. who has measured co2 emission level during 1820.
The most dangerously misleading chart is “Carbon Concentration and Average Surface Temperature Chart” where the article writer shows his bias by intentionally manipulating the scales to try to illustrate direct correlation between the carbon emissions and “global warming”.
From 290/PPM to 370/PPM is a 28% increase (a shockingly low number considering the population growth 700% and industrial advances over that same time frame). Yet the average global temperature (a measure that is still debated, basically due to conflicting methodology) has increased on a scale of absolute zero to boiling only 0.16% (that’s 16 hundreths of 1 percent). The author manipulated the scale to match the carbon measurement, and manipulated you if you didn’t catch it. Well, what is a reasonable scale to use for temperature? It’s a valid question. Let’s use Isaac Asimov and Stephen H. Dole’s range of human habitability which is average temperature of 0 and 30 Celsius. On that scale the change is only 2%.
Of course if you see one thing increases by 2% while the other increases by 28 %, you’re going to come to a totally different (and likely correct) conclusion that there are things other than carbon emissions that drive climate change, though it doesn’t rule out emissions.
Or you could use some common sense and say, “Hey, why did there used to be dinosaurs in Montana and then the world went through ice ages when Montana was covered in ice?” I guess the cavemen drove too many electric cars, right?
“Population explosion” since 1900? How many countries even kept count of their population at all prior to 1900?
Imagine India, or phenomenally backwards Tsarist Russia, or China near the end of the corrupt Qing Dinasty, let alone Africa as a continent, actually recording all the births and drawing statistics?
Some African and Asian countries don’t even yet keep proper records nowadays, so go figure.
I guess the population explosion figures work for the Western nations that saw the industrial revolution at home, and can be down to a steep decline in infant mortality due to medical progress. That would have been a fact for a tiny percentage of the overall planet’s population, though, of which there may have been many, many more than the two billion accounted for in 1900 (in many third world countries nowadays, the name of the game still is having as much children as possible, ideally over six or seven. That’s because infant mortality rates are still high, so people offset the threat of their bloodline going extinct by multiplying. There is no reason to think they behaved any differently before. Today, they are steadfastly growing while the West is basically not even reaching population replacement rates and is in rapid decline).
It would be interesting to try and draw statistics that would take all those parameters into account.
Yes undoubtedly more people produce more carbon, but the reality is that carbon production is due to wealth and consumption. Population growth is in poor countries, carbon production comes from consumers in wealthy countries. A useful graph would be to plot GDP vs carbon