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a simple animated geographical visualization that shows the relative impact different countries have on climate change. different icons represent the statistical time-varying data of all countries (i.e. birth rate, death rate & carbon dioxide emission), which are 'simulated' in real time.
see also interactive worldmap & 3d data world & gapminder & worldmapper & world processor.

[link: breathingearth.net|thnkx Pat]

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While very visual appealing. And the designer made reasonable efforts to collect valid data. There is a problem in this graphic: It displays based on countries and not on per captia. This maps somehow leaves the visual impression that the problem lies in Asia (China, India, Russia), while these countries are really big polluters the problem is the per capita emission of the USA. So the visual map misleads a bit. That just my biased opinion. But maybe a mash up with http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/index.html would be interesting here.

Tue 12 Sep 2006 at 11:31 PM
J-Wicz

I think the map itself is visually appealing.

Wed 13 Sep 2006 at 6:02 AM

check out this classic by same name& purpose
breathing earth by sensorium, 1996
http://www.sensorium.org/breathingearth/index.html

Thu 14 Sep 2006 at 8:42 AM
d

For reasons that cannot and will not be explained breathingearth.net has been blocked here in Thailand.

This has taken the paranoia of the current government (junta?)to new levels where any sort of comment/website that does not fit into their thaicentric view is seen as a threat and like breathing earth is blocked.

Breathingearth a threat? you have to be joking....

Tue 12 Jun 2007 at 1:41 PM
Mr. Ubiquitous

I am a writer and much of my stuff deals with the dual threat of governments and the disaster that our economic system has gotten us into. Check out http://sites.google.com/site/greggthought/ Every organism has to 'make a living' including humans.

Sat 07 Mar 2009 at 3:46 AM
gregg herman
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