DATA to Insight

Six world series

This project aims to teach and explore:
  • 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 anomalytempcelsiusdegrees Celsius NASA
3. precipitationprecipmmpdmillimeters per day USEPA
4. world populationpopbillion109 humans US Census
5. carbon emissionsemissionsPgpy1015 grams carbon per year CDIAC
6. atmospheric CO2CO2ppmparts per million Scripps

R script (subject to change!)