Topical Dashboards

Master Modifiable Slides July 11 27


Most materials in the Climate Web are permanently linked together through physical links. Tags, however, allow any subset of all that information to be organized and displayed together without physical links. We call the result "Dashboards," and they give the Climate Web enormous flexibility in structuring information and actionable knowledge. Here is a sampling of the hundreds of Climate Web Dashboards, each of which can save you from hours to weeks of time in exploring a topic.

  • Adaptation 202 - Limits to Adaptation
  • Agriculture 202 - Wine and Climate Change
  • Business 202 - Carbon Footprint/Intensity as Risk
  • Business 303 - Policy Opposition/Advocacy
  • Carbon Pricing 202 - Forecasting Carbon Prices
  • Carbon Pricing 202 - Internal Carbon Pricing
  • Communications 202 - Changing Minds
  • Economics 202 - Social Cost of Carbon
  • Impacts 202 - Bounding Potential Sea Level Rise
  • Impacts 202 - Changing Risk Probabilities
  • Impacts 303 - Sea Level Rise as Real Estate Risk
  • Mitigation 101 - Population and Climate Change
  • Mitigation 202 - Natural Climate Solutions
  • Mitigation 303 - Project Drawdown
  • Public Policy 101 - Green New Deal
  • Psychology 303 - Climate Fatalism
  • Science 202 - Accelerating Climate Change?
  • Science 202 - Climate Change Tipping Points
  • Visualizations 202 - Change per 1oC
  • Visualizations 202 - Climate change in 2050
  • Visualizations 202 - Visualizing 1.5oC

You can access Dashboards on-line, but because they are "virtual" you will need to be pointed to them to find them. That's one purpose of our Topical Roadmap eBooks and Audience Roadmap eBooks, and one of the benefits of Premium Access in that you can easily find the Dashboards after downloading the Climate Web.

We'll illustrate a few different Dashboard types to illustrate their flexibility.

  1. An Index Entries Dashboard, in this case 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.


  1. Topical Headings Dashboards allow you to quickly access whatever aspect of a topic (in this case carbon pricing), and the type of materials (represented by the different colors) you are most interested in.


  1. This Core Library Dashboard helps you explore the national security implications of climate change, organizing dozens of the most relevant reports in the Climate Web.


  1. This Carbon Pricing 101 Dashboard helps you come quickly up to speed on the basics of carbon pricing. More advanced Dashboards (202, 303, 404) tackle more advanced aspects of carbon pricing and other topics.

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  1. This Expert Dashboard collects the ideas of communications expert Susanne Moser, allowing you to scan much of her work on a single screen.


  1. This Mitigation Potentials Dashboard organizes natural climate solutions mitigation potentials estimates extracted from key sources.


  1. This Who Said What When? Dashboard helps you explore how the oil sector has approached climate change over the last 50 years.


These Dashboard examples just scratch the surface of how Tags 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. Learn more through this explanatory video or FAQs - When using Tags, why does the Dashboard disappear when I click on a thought?.