Breathing Earth

Breathing Earth is a website which displays near real-time data on birth and death rates around the world on a map interface that also shows carbon emission rates. Their data is taken from UN and World Factbook figures available through Wikipedia, although not necessarily the most recent (the carbon dioxide emission rates were from 2002, for example). You can watch the changing display, or you can mouse over individual countries to see their stats.

It’s a compelling visualization of the way countries impact the earth’s environment, as least in terms of carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.

Via Tech_Space


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