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Monday, December 05, 2022

Google Maps of the most polluting places in Spain and the rest of the world

On the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, known as COP27, a world map with all the most polluting features has been launched.

On 9 November, the Climate Trace Coalition issued a . Global list released through MapMost detailed greenhouse gas emissions report ever, with data Emissions from 79,815 sources worldwide.

between places We can find everything: Typical power plants, airports, urban road networks and oil and gas fields, among others.

COP27. presented in, In which countries focus on determining how to accelerate global climate targets, this new information provides the details needed to understand and consequently determine changes around the world.

“The climate crisis can sometimes seem like a daunting challenge, mainly because we have limited knowledge of where emissions are coming from”Al Gore, former US Vice President and founding member of Climate Trace, said. This map we are presenting to you is is the result of the present need.

This map shows us the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from global facilities

climate trace Leverage Advances in Satellite Coverage, Remote Sensing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) not only to directly trace the sources of greenhouse gas emissions, but Detecting and analyzing activities that would otherwise be undetectable.

highlight that Worldwide the top 500 emissions sources account for less than 1% of total installations in the climate trace dataset, and yet they accounted for 14% of global emissions in 2021.

Power plants alone are responsible for more than half of the emissions on the top 500 list, Meanwhile, 26 of the 50 largest sources of emissions worldwide are oil and gas fields.

As you can see in the map above, Texas takes gold for greenhouse gas emissions (208.61 metric tons (megatons)). We are talking about an area of ​​oil and gas production located in west Texas and contiguous to southeastern New Mexico.

If we continue with the United States, It also ranks first in terms of road pollution, with Los Angeles and New York being the most polluting And it is harmful to the environment because of the number of vehicles plying every day.

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Most polluting facilities in Spain

On the other hand, let’s go to Spain and see which places are the most polluting. Here we can highlight Madrid-Barajas airport, In addition, it is the twentieth airport with the highest emissions from aircraft during takeoff worldwide.

Too Emissions generated on the roads in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Málaga and Valencia should be included. The Villaluenga de la Sea Cement Plant (Toledo), the ArcelorMittal Steel Plant in Asturias or the Repsol Refinery in Cartagena are characterized by significantly damaging atmosphere (an average of 2 metric tons of CO2 emissions).

This map is helping to get started “The Era of Radical Transparency for Emissions Tracking”UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today at the Global Climate Dialogue. “It’s making greenwashing, or to be more explicit, deceiving, more difficult,” ends,

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