CO2 levels are sort of an abstract idea when it comes to the public. They are very real, and can be measured in real ways but most people really only here about them yearly, or when some big report comes out that manages to come across their radar. The Guardian wants to change that by reporting the CO2 level daily with the rest of the weather.
This is a really interesting and bold step that is meant to put the issue right into people’s faces. Most of us look at the weather, we pay attention to humidity and pollen, why shouldn’t be pay attention to the the carbon count?
The count, of course, is a slow change that happens over years so for comparison sake, they’ll also be publishing the previous year’s numbers as well. This way the public is given a reminder, daily, of how the world is changing. A much needed move in the fight against climate change.