Chapter 14: Techniques for Detecting Fraud: Global CO₂ Emissions Dataset
This dataset can be used to analyze trends in CO₂ emissions over time, compare emissions between countries, understand the impact of population and economic growth on emissions, and identify outliers or anomalies in the data that may indicate data reporting errors or significant changes in a country's emission patterns. The trends are clear, CO₂ emissions are climbing, but it's not a straight line. There are bumps in the road, particularly in periods like the late 1930s to early '40s, and again in the recent stretch from 2017 to 2021. These spikes beg a question: what happened in those years to push the numbers up? Unpacking those peaks could lead us down many paths—historical events, policy shifts, maybe even technological leaps, or demographic trends. Digging deeper, we might consider leveling up our anomaly-hunting tools, perhaps turning to machine learning for a sharper edge. And why stop at CO₂? Bringing in more data, like temperatures or air quality, could paint a fuller picture of our planet's health.
Steps to reproduce
This dataset collect from "Our World in Data".