I don't actually know and I guess the answer is a little complex. It depends on the type of goods the US and EU buys from China. I didn't look into this, but it would be pretty simple to investigate. If you feel confident with programming in Python, then I encourage you to explore the notebook with the code. It is a good question, Ylva! And really important as well!

How is global trade and the climate crisis related? It’s complicated, but a picture says more than a thousand words.

Decision-makers are on a tight schedule if they want to live up to their obligations in the Paris agreement. Luckily, there is a lot of research about understanding the climate crisis from a financial perspective that can help them. As a data scientist, I thought it would be interesting to look at some of the data and see if I could make out some patterns.

Figure 1. Intermediate demand from my previous blog post. Image by author.

In my previous blog post, I used data science tools to mine the global economy. I used Pymrio and a few other libraries along with Gephi to visualize the global economy based on the Eora26…

What does the global economy actually look like? I used tools from data science to understand and visualize it.

Sometimes I think that if I keep up with the news I develop a qualified opinion about most matters. But the news report, well, they report the news — changes to a not too distant past. It’s like looking at the world through the windscreen of a speeding car — it’s not about the big picture. Moreover, I often have the impression that it can sometimes be difficult to separate opinion from fact in the current news landscape. …

Anders Borges

Data scientist/scientist/chemical engineer/person based in Copenhagen. I write about data science and sustainability.

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