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    13 Graphs That Suggest The Planet Might Be Totally Screwed

    Well this is alarming. Taken from 10 Billion, a new book by Stephen Emmott.

    Credits

    1. Adapted from UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
    2. Adapted from UN Environment Programme Water Statistics, 2008, FAO
    3.
    4. Adapted from US Energy Information Administration, International Energy
    Outlook 2011
    (EIA, 2011)
    5. Adapted from data from the US Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center,
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    6. Adapted from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UC San Diego) CO2
    program, ŒClimate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis¹, Working Group 1
    contribution to IPCC, Fourth Assessment Report, CUP 2007; C.M. MacFarling
    Meure et al. ŒLaw Dome CO2 CH4 and N2O ice core records extended to 2000
    years BP¹, Geophysical Research Letters 33, 14 (2006)
    7. Adapted from J.E. Hansen et al. Goddard Institute for Space Studies,
    2012: http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/temp/hansen/graphics.html
    8. Compiled from data from the US National Interagency Fire Center, 2010;
    Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Report, 2005. Data for 2000-2010 are USA
    only.
    9. Adapted from Steffen et al. ŒThe Anthropocene: From Global Change to
    Planetary Stewardship¹, AMBIO, October 2011 (Royal Swedish Academy of
    Sciences)
    10. Adapted from data from the NOAA Ocean Climate Laboratory and World Ocean
    Databse; S. Levitus et al. World ocean heat content and thermosteric sea
    level change (0-2000 m), 1955-2010¹, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, 10,
    (2012)
    11. Compiled from data from ICIMOD and UNEP-Grid Arendal, 2010; Millennium
    Ecosystem Assessment Resport
    , 2005
    12. Adapted from Steffen et al. The Anthropocene: From Global Change to
    Planetary Stewardship¹, AMBIO, October 2011 (Royal Swedish Academy of
    Sciences); FAO, The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012 (FAO,
    2012); B. Worm et al. Rebuilding global fisheries¹, Science, 325 (2009)
    13. Adapted from S. Pimm and P. Raven, Biodiversity: Extinction by
    numbers¹, Nature, 403 (2000); A. barnosky et al. Has the Earth¹s sixth mass
    extinction already arrived?¹, Nature, 471 (2011).
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