DATA to Insight

Six world series

This project teaches and explores:
  • the basics of R
  • the use of R for time series visualization and analysis
  • forecasting six global time series since 1950
  • a period sometimes called the Great Acceleration.

The data

1. total solar irradiancesolarwpm2watts per square meter SORCE
2. temperature anomalytempcelsiusanomaly degrees Celsius NASA
3. precipitationprecipmmpdanomaly millimeters per day USEPA
4. world populationpopbillionbillion humans US Census
5. carbon emissionsemissionsgtongigatonnes carbon per year CDIAC
6. atmospheric CO2CO2ppmparts per million Scripps

R script (subject to change!)