Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Breathing Earth - view the world in a new light

In essence, the Breathing Earth site displays a real-time simulation of C02 emissions of every country in the world, as well as the birth and death rates. We often find it difficult to imagine how such global statistics can be pictured. These numbers do not really stand out if they are merely displayed as tabulated numbers on a page. This site helps us come to terms, so to speak, of the world's human population and our carbon emissions.

This site is especially significant as the world approaches 7 billion in population.  And there are lots more people born every second than people passing away.  Aside from population, our carbon emissions are changing the way we interact with the Earth.  Pollution is undeniably changing the landscape and Earth's capability to sustain us.  This site is a very powerful tool that can be used in schools, and by the general public, in learning how we affect the world.  It can be the first step towards making changes to our habits and reducing our carbon footprint.

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