Methodology

Planethours aims to provide an effective and comprehensive climate profiler which operates with a minimal set of information in order to maximize users reach. That's to say, results accuracy is subordinate to the ease of usage: it is simply not necessary to provide CO2-equivalent estimations that are precise to the Kilogram; instead, it is crucial to empower every single person to understand more about their impact on the climate change.

The underlying principle followed by Planethours and its data model is very simple: the overall CO2-equivalent emissions (excluding the one generated spontaneously by natural events) can be attributed back to single human individuals. This mapping process takes into account direct, indirect and redistributed attributions of CO2-equivalent amounts from the various sectors of our society.

If you are interested in how this mapping is actually happening, check out the Planethours Data Model.