Sunday, May 19, 2013

ASU project uses crowd-sources to map global CO2 emissions

ASU's School of Sustainability is using a crowd-sourcing approach to map global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.  The research team "developed a website with a Google Earth interface that makes it easy for everyday people around the world to enter information. The website, “Ventus,” aims to create a complete list of global power plants, something that does not exist and is needed to fully comprehend the global carbon emissions cycle."

Ventus: Crowdsourcing to map global CO2 emissions from ASU News on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. "Global Citizens Powering Solutions in Climate Change"

    "This project relies on the input of people like yourself."

    When you are reaching out to global citizens, you obviously want to avoid the English teacher crowd. They are so parochial.

    And these zingers:
    "Help us locate and count all the Carbon Dioxide at the world's power plants!"

    "Carbon dioxide is the most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas contributing to climate change."

    Let not one CO2 molecule go uncounted. Let us also hope that this crowd can go to the next level and sort the capitalized, anthopogenic (aka evil) CO2 molecules from the (presumably non-capitalized) non-anthropogenic (aka good) CO2 molecules.