Skip Nav
Books
Join the 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
Relationships
6 Tiny Habits That Are Slowly Ruining Your Relationship
Relationships
Spice Up Your Relationship With This 30-Day Challenge

The Atlas of the Real World Maps Out Demographic Importance

The Telegraph recently featured The Atlas of the Real World: Mapping the Way We Live, which uses software to illustrate countries around the world, not by their land size, but by their demographic rank on a range of subjects. The size of each country represents its land mass in proportion to that of the others.

The atlas depicts a whole assortment of topics — from tourist destinations, alcohol consumption, wealth in the year one versus wealth in 1990. I was intrigued by the images above, which show (1) the increase in emissions of carbon dioxide and (2) the decrease in emissions of carbon dioxide. Between 1980 and 2000, nearly three-quarters of all territories saw an increase in carbon dioxide emissions with China, the United States, and India leading the pack. Between 1980 and 2000, 28 percent of countries reduced their emissions. Almost half of reductions were made in territories of the former Soviet Union, while Germany, Poland, and France also made substantial cuts.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
queenegg queenegg 8 years
This took me a minute to understand, but it's really cool.
janneth janneth 8 years
Go to the link and click on the arrows. It is wild.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
That is so neat! I love maps, especially ones like this that make size proportionate to some other measure. I am in the market for a large inverted Peters projection to hang in my home.
Are Fitness Trackers Accurate at Counting Calories?
Aerial Video on Vimeo
JonBenet Ramsey Murder Case Information
Ariana Grande Manchester Arena Concert Incident May 2017
USA Map Home Decor
Harry Styles Talking About Manchester Attack at Concert
The Keepers' Gemma and Abbie | Video
Queen Elizabeth II Statement About Manchester Concert Attack
James Corden's Monologue About Manchester Attack 2017
MapQuest Map Alternative For iPhone
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds