Scaling Up the Situation

Check out this interactive map with birth, death, population, and CO2 emissions data for every country worldwide. While the map is just a simulation of this info, it’s basing the simulation on actual known birth, death and emissions rates. It’s a really neat way to get a visual and conceptual grasp on all of these numbers, and yet it’s still mind boggling to see this stuff “as-it-happens”, unless you’re used to thinking on this scale…

For instance, I’ve been on the site for 5 minutes, tops, and since I loaded it, 333,000 tonnes of CO2 have been emitted globally! Be sure to scroll below the map to read more about the process used to make it work, as well as information about global climate change, what you can do to slow it down, as well as other sources of information.


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