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In 2010, New York City added 54,349,650 metric tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere; this is 148,903 tons of carbon dioxide emitted per day, 6,204 tons an hour, and 1.72 tons a second. Carbon Visuals-a group that uses media and animation to help people understand the scale of carbon emissions-has created a film where carbon emissions are visualized via giant blue spheres.

Carbon emission rates have increased to the point where the natural carbon cycle is unable to deal with the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which impacts climate. In addition, the destruction of major rainforests and other carbon sinks has exacerbated the issue.

For the full article-New York’s Carbon Emissions in Real Time-visit: http://www.carbonvisuals.com/work/new-yorks-carbon-emissions-in-real-time