There is a lot of talk about carbon accounting, carbon footprints and future sustainability, but these things are hard to imagine on a day-to-day level. Fortunately, many organizations are trying to make this topic easier to digest by coming up with ingenious inforgraphics to illustrate the point. Two in particular are helping people see their own country’s carbon footprint in five different ways.
The first is an interactive map put together by the National Geographic that allows the viewer, at the roll of a mouse, to see many advanced countries’ standings in current emissions, emissions per person, cumulative emissions and intensity of emissions.
The second, published by the Pacific Standard Magazine, allows a direct comparison between total and per capita carbon emissions by most nations on the planet (click to expand):
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Learn more interesting facts from Development Roast’s own infographics: How Much Water Do You Eat?, Cows, Showers and Burgers: Encouraging Diet-Based Water Conservation, Dropping The Water Burger Bomb, and The Power of Education: An Alternative Evolution of Man.