Carbon Dioxide Skyscraper
Carbon Dioxide Skyscraper is a physical data visualisation, using coal to show the amount of emissions from the top 20 emitting countries in the world.
By building up pieces of coal step-by-step from the highest amount of emission to the lowest, the idea is to draw peopleâ€™s attention to a tangible object instead of incomprehensible numbers. In addition, sounds of construction work and traffic were used in the ambient soundtrack to show that issue relates to human activities (i.e. the burning of fossil fuel and cement manufacture).
By Hao-Ting Chang