The Global Calculator: understanding our choices for future climate and ocean acidification
15 April 2015
The Global Calculator is a free and interactive tool that helps you to understand the link between our lifestyles, the energy we use, and the consequences for our climate and ocean. It is aimed at anyone interested in exploring what a low-carbon world could look like in 2050 as well as what it would cost. The Calculator shows that it is possible to prevent dangerous climate change and ensure people's living standards continue to improve if we act now. The Calculator has been funded by the UK Government's International Climate Fund and the EU's Climate-KIC.
For those interested in the consequences of your choices on ocean acidification (OA), you can view this by selecting “Climate” on the top menu and then selecting which climate parameter you want displayed on the left. The OA component was developed by Andrew Yool (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton) based on the CMIP 5 archive which links surface ocean chemistry changes with different CO2 emissions, ranging between IPCC RCP 2.6 (lowest) to RCP 8.5 (highest).