The picture below is one of a series of three images commissioned to accompany the 2014 Global Carbon Budget Report, which is published today – right now, in fact.
Among other things the report outlines the planet’s carbon emissions over the last year and the implications for both society and the climate.
To find out more about what the images represent, and the issues raised by the report, visit the project here, and follow the latest updates on Twitter @gcarbonproject. The next pictures in the series will be tweeted over the coming days, as well as posted up here. Stay tuned.