According to its creators, Real World Visuals, the animation allowed people to appreciate the scale of carbon emissions for the first time.
It remains one of the most-watched climate change videos and the creators told Dezeen they believe this is because it helps people quantify atmospheric carbon and therefore visualise climate change.
Some readers feel the intended lesson isn't needed, with one commenting "Climate change is already visible. That's kind of the point".
Other stories in this week's newsletter include Google's first physical retail store in New York, the renovation of department store La Samaritaine by SANAA and a conceptual airship that's been redesigned to reduce its emissions.
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