Climate Web Topical Dashboards
Note: The screenshot above shows a Dashboard exploring the level of carbon pricing likely to be required to achieve a 2o C climate change target. As you can see it points you to the most relevant index entries, topical headings, individual sources and news stories, as well as the most relevant graphics and ideas extracted from other sources by the Climatographers. Users can use Dashboards like these to gain a rapid overview of a topic in just minutes, while being able to dig into the topic as deeply as desired.
The Climatographers have assembled more than 500 highly curated Topical Dashboards in the Climate Web, with more being added all the time. Each Dashboard can save you from hours to days of work, making them one of the Climate Web’s most useful features. One of the benefits of Premium Access to the Climate Web, is the ability to quickly find and access Topical Dashboards. Because Dashboards rely on the use of “Tags,” they are much harder to use via on-line access to the Climate Web.
You can find a short list of Dashboards in the list below, and screenshots of diferent types of Dashboards below that.
Here is a Sampling of Climate Web Dashboards
- Adaptation 202 - Limits to Adaptation?
- Agriculture 202 - Wine and Climate Change
- Business 202 - Carbon Footprint/Intensity as Business Risk
- Business 303 - Climate Policy Opposition/Advocacy
- Carbon Pricing 202 - Forecasting Carbon Prices
- Carbon Pricing 202 - Internal Carbon Pricing
- Communications 202 - Changing Minds on Climate Change
- Economics 202 - The Social Cost of Carbon
- Impacts 202 - Bounding Potential Sea Level Rise
- Impacts 202 - The Changing Risk Probabilities of Climate Change
- Impacts 303 - Sea Level Rise as Real Estate Risk
- Mitigation 101 - Is Population Key to Climate Change
- Mitigation 202 - Natural Climate Solutions
- Mitigation 303 - Project Drawdown
- Public Policy 101 - The Green New Deal
- Psychology 303 - Climate Fatalism
- Science 202 - Is Climate Change Accelerating?
- Science 202 - Climate Change Tipping Points
- Visualizations 202 - Impacts per 1o C of Average Temperature Change
- Visualizations 202 - Climate Change in 2050
- Visualizations 202 - Visualizing a 1.5o C World
Dashboards give the Climate Web enormous flexibility in structuring information to serve as actionable knowledge. We can also create Custom Dashboards!
There are many different ways to use Dashboards. You can explore some of them below.
- Index Entries Dashboards, in this example pulling together Index Entries for the key experts you might want to invite to a "Saving the Climate" conference, allowing you to quickly access their individual works in the Climate Web. If you're interested in this idea, take a look at this short video.
- Topical Headings Dashboards allow you to quickly access whatever aspect of a topic and the type of materials (represented by the different colors) you are most interested in. In the image below, we use carbon pricing as an example.
- Core Library Dashboards, in this example helping you explore the national security implications of climate change and organizing dozens of the most relevant reports in the Climate Web.
- Topic-Specific Knowledge Dashboards, in this example helping you come quickly up to speed on the basics of carbon pricing. Advanced Dashboards (202, 303, 404) tackle more advanced aspects of carbon pricing and other topics.
- Expert Dashboards collect the ideas of individual experts, in this case communications expert Susanne Moser, allowing you to scan much of her work on a single screen.
- Mitigation Potentials Dashboards in this case, organizing natural climate solutions mitigation potentials estimates extracted from key sources.
- Who Said What When? Dashboards, in this case helping you explore how the oil sector has approached climate change over the last 50 years.
These Dashboards just scratch the surface of how Dashboards can be used in the Climate Web to help facilitate access to actionable climate knowledge. We can also customize Dashboards to meet your specific needs as you can explore further here.
Dashboards can also serve as the basis for in-depth topical briefings. For existing ready-made briefings, see this thought. For an example of a customized briefing prepared for a major investment firm on the linkage between corporate carbon intensity and climate risk see this thought.
Note that the Tags used in building Dashboards take a bit of getting used to given that they do not involve physical (permanent) links between thoughts. This also makes them a bit more confusing to use on-line than with downloadable Premium Access to the Climate Web. Learn more through this explanatory video or FAQs - When using Tags, why does the Dashboard disappear when I click on a thought?.