Do you know how many humans will be born in the next 1 second? Do you know how many people will die in that same second? And how many tonnes of Carbon Dioxide will be released into the atmosphere? There is a place where you can at least see a simulation of this.

I was idly roaming the Web today when I encountered a site that paints a really painful picture…if you care about the planet that is.

Breathing Earth Simulation

Breathing Earth Simulation

In 1 minute I witnessed 199 people being born, and 68 people die. That means the population of the earth grew by 131 people in that short minute. Withing the same minute, 26,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide had been emitted.

Whereas this simulated calculator is not – by all means – 100% correct, chances are that the statistics are below the actual statistics. Meaning that more than 131 people have been added onto this planet this minute and that we have a load of carbon dioxide heavier than 26,000 tonnes.

It is common knowledge that there is indeed a corelation between global warming/climate change and the growth of human population. We really need to think of how we can stop multiplying like rabbits. Actually I think we are worse than rabbits…

In Kenya for instance with a population of 34.3-million humans, we still give birth every 23.2 seconds. China on the other hand has a new birth every 1.8 seconds (and their population is 1,315,844,000).

On matters of contributing carbon dioxide – the key greenhouse gas – to the atmosphere, USA and China are in tandem. The US with 304.9-million emits 1000 tonnes of CO2 in a blistering 5.4 seconds. That’s huge. It is even faster than China which emits 1000 tonnes in 9.2 seconds and China has 1.3 billion people – four times the population of the US.

I wont tell you to conclude anything, just go have a look at the simulation and be the judge…click on the picture above to go straight there.

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Do you know how many humans will be born in the next 1 second? Do you know how many people will die in that same second? And how many tonnes of Carbon Dioxide will be released into the atmosphere? There is a place where you can at least see...
Do you know how many humans will be born in the next 1 second? Do you know how many people will die in that same second? And how many tonnes of Carbon Dioxide will be released into the atmosphere? There is a place where you can at least see a simulation of this. I was idly roaming the Web today when I encountered a site that paints a really painful picture...if you care about the planet that is. In 1 minute I witnessed 199 people being born, and 68 people die. That means the population of the earth grew by 131 people in that short minute. Withing the same minute, 26,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide had been emitted. Whereas this simulated calculator is not - by all means - 100% correct, chances are that the statistics are below the actual statistics. Meaning that more than 131 people have been added onto this planet this minute and that we have a load of carbon dioxide heavier than 26,000 tonnes. It is common knowledge that there is indeed a corelation between global warming/climate change and the growth of human population. We really need to think of how we can stop multiplying like rabbits. Actually I think we are worse than rabbits... In Kenya for instance with a population of 34.3-million humans, we still give birth every 23.2 seconds. China on the other hand has a new birth every 1.8 seconds (and their population is 1,315,844,000). On matters of contributing carbon dioxide - the key greenhouse gas - to the atmosphere, USA and China are in tandem. The US with 304.9-million emits 1000 tonnes of CO2 in a blistering 5.4 seconds. That's huge. It is even faster than China which emits 1000 tonnes in 9.2 seconds and China has 1.3 billion people - four times the population of the US. I wont tell you to conclude anything, just go have a look at the simulation and be the judge...click on the picture above to go straight there.