As an Undergraduate Economics teacher, you can use this set of computer-based tools to help you in teaching about opportunity costs using an in-class experiment of trading emissions permits for the use of a hypothetical fuel that emits greenhouse gases.
This video gives an overview of global climate change, historical and annual carbon emissions, and biggest and smallest contributors to the emissions. This video is part of a series about climate change supported by Breakthrough Energy.
CAIT Climate Data Explorer by World Resources Institute (WRI) showcases the world’s top greenhouse gas-emitting countries with the latest global data available till the year 2013. This interactive chart can be used to explore it by country and by economic sector, showing how the top emitters have changed in recent years.
|Tool Name||World’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Greenhouse gas emissions|
|Climate Topic||Climate variability record, The Greenhouse Effect|
|Type of Tool||Data Visualization|
|Grade Level||High school, Undergraduate|
|Developed by||Graphic by Johannes Friedrich based on work by Duncan Clark, Kiln, Mike Bostock and Jason Davies, Jamie Cotta.|
Data by the World Resources Institute (WRI)
|Hosted at||CAIT Climate Data Explorer|