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  • Writer's pictureArielle Kouyoumdjian

Try Out These Climate Calculators and Interactive Maps!

Hey CPJ subscribers!

Are you curious about your carbon footprint and how your daily choices impact the environment? Do you ever wonder how climate change will impact your community in 100 years? Play around with the climate calculators and interactive maps below to discover how climate change impacts you personally--and how you impact the climate. We want to hear from you! Share your results with us and join our community of environmentally conscious individuals.

How to Participate

  1. Calculate and Explore: Use one or more of the tools below to calculate your carbon footprint or explore climate data in your community and around the world.

  2. Share Your Results: Capture your findings with a screenshot and write a few sentences about your thoughts/ you've learned.

  3. Engage with the Community: Submit your results to the CPJ Journal! We'll publish your findings, along with those of other kids across the globe.

Our Top Picks

Here are a few user-friendly and insightful climate calculators and interactive maps we recommend.

Climate Calculators:

Climate calculators are excellent tools that quantify your carbon footprint based on your lifestyle choices. By entering details about your energy consumption, transportation habits, diet, and more, you get a personalized snapshot of your environmental impact. This insight is crucial for making informed decisions and adopting more sustainable practices.

  1. Ecological Footprint Calculator by Global Footprint Network - Provides a comprehensive look at your ecological impact, including carbon footprint, land use, and more.

  2. Carbon FOODprint Calculator - offers a simple and effective way to estimate the carbon footprint of your diet based on the types and quantities of foods you consume.

  3. Footprint Calculator and Action Plan - calculate and compare your carbon footprint to similar households and create a personalized climate action plan.

  4. Choose Our Future Game - a "choose your own adventure" with different environmental outcomes. See how the paths you take influence the climate.

Interactive Maps:

Interactive maps provide a broader view of climate change, illustrating how different regions and ecosystems are affected by global warming. These maps can reveal trends, compare historical data, and project future scenarios. They are perfect for visual learners and anyone interested in the bigger picture of climate change.

  1. U.S. Climate Vulnerability Index - understand climate vulnerability in your hometown and see how communities compare on risks across the U.S.

  2. Every Country Has Its Own Climate Risks. What's Yours? - visually stunning interactive article illustrating various climate risks in countries around the world.

  3. Yale Climate Opinion Map - learn what percentage of adults in your state and across the U.S. believe climate change is happening, worry about climate change, and more.

  4. The Climate Impact of Your City - find out how much the city nearest to you contributes to climate change. Explore cities across the map.

  5. Climate Trace Emissions Map - locate the biggest CO2 emitters in your community and see how they compare to the national average.

Remember to screenshot and/or write about your findings and share them with the CPJ Journal!

How does climate change impact your community? How will you work to minimize your carbon footprint? We want to hear from you!

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Camille Kouyoumdjian
Camille Kouyoumdjian
Jun 14

this is such an awesome resource! I hope people around the world use these calculators and share their findings with the CPJ community

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