How many gigatons of carbon dioxide...?

With Information is Beautiful, 2012-16


Infographic on the Earth's 'carbon budget' – the amount of CO2 we can release into the atmosphere while minimising the risk of catastrophic climate change. There's way, way more carbon in the ground than we can afford to burn.

First published in 2012, this infographic has been updated three times to include the latest data on emissions and estimated fossil fuel reserves.