If 7 Billion People Lived Like… (Infographic)

By Michael Graham Richard, TreeHugger

Tim de Chant has created a great infographic that shows the ecological footprint that would be used if the whole world’s population (estimated at 7 billion) lived like the inhabitants of various countries. Obviously, Bangladesh and the U.S. have very different ecological footprint – something that we can very easily guess – but seeing the difference visually does give a more intuitive grasp of how big that difference is. Of course, you rapidly run out of space once you get to the richest countries and start needing more than 1 Earth, which is something we don’t have.

You can visit Tim’s website here: Per Square Mile

Thanks to Tim for giving us permission to reproduce his infographic!

Tim de Chant


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Lynn C.
Lynn C.3 years ago

Fascinating. ty

James Berryhill
James Berryhill3 years ago


Nikhil D
Nikhil Dutta3 years ago

, model is the way to go. If I go.from usa to india

John De Avalon
John De Avalon3 years ago

When everything is not enough...

Man's selfishness and greed.

Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago


Alan Lambert
Alan Lambert3 years ago

Very interesting...

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Jade N.
Jade N.3 years ago


Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla3 years ago

Great one, shared, thanks!

Mary Donnelly
Mary Donnelly3 years ago

Pictures speak more loudly than words!