Where is the Love?


This post may describe functionality for an old version of CARTO. Find out about the latest and cloud-native version here.
Where is the Love?

Planet Labs Github Vizzuality and CartoDB have come together to use #LoveEarth to motivate communities on Facebook and Instagram and to amplify the social movement around global climate change and the Paris Climate Summit - COP21 which will be convening leaders from all around the world.

With this visualization you can see pulsating blue bubbles around the world from real-time instagram posts tagged with #LoveEarth. A hover-over infographic displays the country name and the number of citizens talking about #LoveEarth. The interactive visualization was created by Vizzuality powered with CartoDB Plant Labs APIs and the first major intitiative by Planet Labs nonprofit planet.org.

To view this growing initiative and feel the pulse of your world visit loveearth.io.

"Seeing the response on social media we thought we could do more to unite our often disparate voices something that will show us all the true scale of feelings for our planet ” says Jamie Gibson Social Scientist at Vizzuality.

Leaders from around the globe will meet this week to forge a political commitment to limit the impacts of climate change on our world. It's a subject that's inspired a passionate response from all corners of the globe and we're doing our bit to visualize that response that will further the mission to keep our world from warming above two degrees Celsius.

Building on year-round work from Climate Action and the UN Environment Program the two day forum will merge cross-sector participants from business Government finance UN NGO and civil society to create an unparalleled opportunity to bolster business innovation and bring scale to the emerging
green economy.

Ultimately the hashtag and Facebook page seeks to broaden and advance the climate change dialogue from an ardent community of Earth supporters to a public space for new outlooks on Earth.

We should use technology to help solve our energy issues. The urgency of climate change requires innovation. Scientists engineers and entrepreneurs can invent and scale the innovative technologies that will limit the impact of climate change while providing affordable and reliable energy to everyone. Because … people all over the world #LoveEarth!