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BreathingEarth

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: • References: breathingearth.net
Using an outline of a world map, BreathingEarth shows graphic illustrations to bring awareness to environmental issues. At the bottom of the atlas is a counter that is constantly updated with numbers representing number of births since the site goer entered the page, deaths, and, the most shocking statistic of all, how may tonnes of CO2 have been emitted in that amount of time.

In the 25 seconds I looked at the site, 602 were born, 243 died and 101,000 tonne of CO2 were emitted.

Moving the cursor over certain regions of the globe gives more specific facts.

United States
Population: 299,102,661
1000 tonnes of CO2 emitted every 5.4 seconds
1 person dies every 12.8 seconds
1 person is born every 7.5 seconds

Canada
Population: 32,601,360
1000 tonnes of CO2 emitted every minute
1 person dies every 2.1 minutes
1 person is born every 1.5 minutes

UK
Population: 59,834,300
1000 tonnes of CO2 emitted every 58 seconds
1 person dies every 51.8 seconds
1 person is born every 48.9 seconds

Germany
Population: 82,438,000
1000 tonnes of CO2 emitted every 39.2 seconds
1 person dies every 36.3 seconds
1 person is born every 46.4 seconds

China
Population: 1,315,844,000
1000 tonnes of CO2 emitted every 9.2 seconds
1 person dies every 3.5 seconds
1 person is born every 1.8 seconds

India
Population: 1,103,371,000
1000 tonnes of CO2 emitted every 25.8 seconds
1 person dies every 3.5 seconds
1 person is born every 1.3 seconds Stats for Interactive Eco Awareness Trending: Older & Chilly
Traction: 2,958 clicks in 347 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Interactive Eco Awareness
Related: 53 examples / 41 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55
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