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Ecological Footprint Over Time infographic

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SUBJECTS: Science

TOPICS: Ecological Footprints, Interdependence in Nature

Infographic compares the number of Earths needed to provide for humans’ current consumption over time. Earth graphics are used to compare the total human population’s ecological footprint in 1968, 1993, and 2018.

Data is from the Global Footprint Network and World Wildlife Fund.

Graphic originally published on the Quick Trip to 7.6 Billion wall chart.

Infographic uses Earth graphics to display human's growing global footprint from 1968 to 1993 to 2018

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