What is this website for?
The EarthCharts website aims to enhance awareness of environmental issues by making essential environmental data easy to access and understand. The website provides essential data relating to climate change, ecology, resource-use, and economics.
Why is this website needed?
The global environmental crisis presents a serious and growing risk to the natural world and human society. If the crisis is to be averted, better public understanding of the risks and challenges posed by environmental issues is essential. The internet contains vast quantities of information and misinformation about environmental issues, but reliable basic data relating to environmental issues can be difficult to find and challenging to understand. The EarthCharts website aims to make basic scientific information about environmental issues easy to access.
Who created this website?
The EarthCharts site was conceived, designed, and created by Simon Rayner, a policy scientist based in the UK.
Where does the data come from?
All data is obtained from reliable scientific sources and fully referenced, with links to original sources provided wherever possible. Much of the data used comes from publicly-accessible datasets, but accessing and interpreting such data can be challenging. The data provided on this website has been carefully selected and processed to provide fundamental scientific evidence of environmental problems. The data is clearly presented using interactive charts, and carefully explained.