06 Dec '11, 9pm

This Is What 7 Billion Looks Like (Infographic)

This Is What 7 Billion Looks Like (Infographic)

As you know by now, our planet now has a population of 7 billion people. As fellow TreeHugger Brian Merchant put it, "That means 7 billion people who get hungry, need space, and disagree with things that the other 6.999999999 billion people say." And as Brian points out, that means 7 billion people who want electricity, to drive cars, who want clean water, internet access, etc. But what does 7 billion actually look like? This great infographic by Fathom , appropriately titled Dencity, shows us. Larger dark circles show fewer people while brighter circles have a denser population. You can get the infographic for just $30 as an educational tool or quite possibly an act of depression. Nonetheless, Fathom does a great job of displaying the situation we are in. We hit 7 billion just twelve years after hitting 6 billion, and 24 since we hit 5 billion. This growth is being driven...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/what-7-billion-looks-in...

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