This is a page about pollution, global warming, and how they affect us. It contains blog posts and tools related to it. A primary focus is making global warming data easier to understand through the use of data visualizations, summaries of model runs, etc. Some questions that I try to answer are:
  • How will global warming affect specific locations?
  • What climate change impacts have we seen already?
  • Can we stop global warming?
  • What are some of the subtle effects of pollution?
Feel free to contact me at roberthamner@gmail.com for any questions or suggestions.

How Much Sea Ice Are We Losing?

I always see sea ice plotted in ways that make it hard for me to figure out exactly how it's varying so I took a stab at making heat maps of it.

How Can I Prevent Climate Change?

I see this asked often and figured I'd write up some of the most effective things an individual can do to mitigate climate change.



How Accurate Were the Exxon's Climate Projections?

Oil companies have understood climate change for decades, and many documents on this have been released recently. How accurate were the climate projections that Exxon was using?

Whatever Happened to Acid Rain?

Acid rain was a well-covered environmental crisis, but we don't really hear much about it now. What happened to it?

How Much Global Warming Is Already Locked In?

We've released a lot of greenhouse gases already. If we stopped releasing them tomorrow, how much warming would we have already locked in?


We Should Encourage People to Drive Less

Incentives for buying electric cars always felt a bit weird to me and I never thought through why. I finally thought through it this week and settled on what gives me that feeling.