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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45 comments

Lynn C.
Lynn C3 years ago

Fascinating. ty

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James Berryhill
James Berryhill4 years ago

TY

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Nikhil D
Nikhil Dutta4 years ago

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

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John De Avalon
John De Avalon4 years ago

When everything is not enough...

Man's selfishness and greed.

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Marianne Good
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks

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Alan Lambert
Alan Lambert4 years ago

Very interesting...

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Aud Nordby
Aud n4 years ago

ty

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Jade N.
Jade N4 years ago

thanks!

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Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla4 years ago

Great one, shared, thanks!

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Mary Donnelly
Mary Donnelly4 years ago

Pictures speak more loudly than words!

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