Gaining an understanding of atmospheric CO2, global temperature, global emissions, and pH in seawater can provide the average citizen insights into the drastic changes happening to the Earth’s atmosphere. From this enhanced global awareness comes more advocacy efforts to help reverse much of the damage that has been caused by human activity.
This is the vision behind CO2.Earth, which offers an online platform for the global public to best discover what is needed to stabilize the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.
In addition, CO2.Earth was launched in 2015 as one of the world’s very first websites to get on the Internet with a .Earth domain. As part of the .Earth domain Founders Program, Michael McGee, creator of CO2.Earth, recognized the branding power that comes from using a .Earth domain.
“The CO2.Earth name perfectly communicates the focus and scope of the data delivery work I’ve been doing since 2007,” McGee said in this 2015 press release. “It’s a privilege to have been invited by the .Earth Registry to set up this live site as a founding member of the new .Earth community.”
Here are some additional key highlights from our recent podcast interview with Michael McGee:
- Why Michael chose to be one of the first .Earth domain name users. (:32)
- How the .Earth domain name has lived up to Michael’s expectations. (2:25)
- Insights into how CO2.Earth tracks and aggregates its climate data. (4:16)
- An overview of Michael’s recent Master’s thesis on climate science, and how it breaks the data down for the average citizen. (7:46)
- How Michael will be launching Habitability.Earth as a new site to showcase his new research, as well as his other future .Earth websites. (10:38)
- What the future holds for Michael’s efforts to raise more awareness around today’s climate issues. (11:56)