Date of Degree

2-2022

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

M.S.

Program

Data Analysis & Visualization

Advisor

Aucher Serr

Subject Categories

Data Science | Environmental Studies

Keywords

Air quality, data science, pollution, climate change, statistical analysis

Abstract

Climate change is a subject that is creating a lot of controversies nowadays. From newspapers to researchers, there are big efforts going on trying to bring awareness about the effects of air pollution and climate change over time. It is recommended that governments all over the world, and people from all communities act by taking care of the environment because the situation might turn out to be irremediable. There is a quote by Leonardo Dicaprio stating, “Climate change is real. It is happening right now; it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. (DiCaprio)” The words in this quote express the reason why I decided to research this subject for my capstone.

My goal with this research is to explore air pollution, climate change, and other sources of data to try to understand more about the effects of climate change over time. Also, I aim to explain the basic concept of the Air Quality Index and its relationship with climate change to educate an audience that might be interested in learning more about this subject.

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