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If 7 Billion People Lived Like… (Infographic)

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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12:31PM PDT on Sep 4, 2013

Fascinating. ty

2:53PM PDT on May 11, 2013

TY

9:00AM PDT on May 6, 2013

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

7:54AM PDT on May 6, 2013

When everything is not enough...

Man's selfishness and greed.

1:18AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thanks

1:10AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Very interesting...

3:06AM PDT on May 2, 2013

ty

7:45PM PST on Feb 19, 2013

thanks!

11:55AM PST on Feb 7, 2013

Great one, shared, thanks!

12:13PM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Pictures speak more loudly than words!

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