Leafing Out

There are few places in the world, if any, that aren’t touched by human activity, including places with no humans. And one of our chief human activities over the past couple of centuries has been the transfer of carbon from reservoirs deep within the planet out into the atmosphere. We’ve been re-creating the environment during…

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Follow the Money (1)

One of my favorite data visualization sites, InformationIsBeautiful, made a Billion-Dollar-O-Gram awhile ago, putting into relative perspective the amounts of money that go into various human activities around the world. Data sets include activities of giving, fighting, losing, spending, and others. Earlier this year, they updated the graphic for 2013, and I thought before the…

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