Don't let their beauty fool you—these graphs warn of real danger to Earth's ecosystem

Designed to raise awareness around our planet’s carbon emissions, Climate Energy College‘s three-part animation series visualizes the rise in global temperatures and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as a result of our irresponsible—and perhaps irreversible—fossil fuel consumption. At the climate talks in Paris last fall, 175 countries established an agreement to limit the rise in global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius at maximum, with a target of 1.5 degrees due to the inevitability of worldwide emissions.

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