Antony Turner


Making Greenhouse Gases Visible

The atmosphere is an ocean of air, weighing 5,140 trillion tonnes. Carbon dioxide and other gases are invisible. His work involves turning numbers into pictures, and mass (tonnes of carbon dioxide) into volume, displayed as spheres and cubes in context.

Antony Turner is co-founder of Carbon Visuals, a company that turns carbon footprint data into engaging images and films.  He believes that a core reason for human society’s indifference to the climate challenge is that greenhouse gases are invisible.

After a career spent launching engineering technologies he helped set up the Business & Sustainability programme in 2000 at Schumacher College, which he managed for five years.

In 2003 he set up CarbonSense to help people and organisations understand climate change and take a more proactive role in moving to a low-carbon future.  He has lectured at major universities and worked with a wide range of organisations including BT, TNT, Honda Formula One and HM Treasury.

Antony lives by the sea in Devon and believes most tough questions in life can be answered by asking “what would nature do?”

Biography published 2012

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