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Carbon emissions by transport type

Color the difference in carbon emissions per passenger by transport type such as car, bus, train, and plane

Carbon emissions by transport type

Data sources

Emissions by different modes of transport. UK Camden Council, Clear Zone Partnership. 2009. Accessed February 2017. This data contains:

How the data was used


A python script is available in the code repository to generate or extend this activity, and can be run like this:


Which will simply create an svg file with each vehicle’s lifecycle CO2 emissions from New York to Boston, where one block is one kilogram of lifecycle CO2 emissions per passenger