One percent population growth, then and now
Here’s an illustration I’ve meant to create for a while. Population growth when most of the Earth is unpopulated is different than when we’ve populated nearly every place we can.
I think it tells a story, and an important one: growing our population today, even a small amount, affects the world very differently than when humans comprised a small fraction of life on Earth.
Illustrations that prompted it
Maybe you’ve seen these images before that prompted it.
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