The Impact of Humans on the Land

The National Journal has created a large, zoomable map of the world showing the footprint of humanity on the Earth.

The map highlights "the combined impact of population density, land transformation, accessibility, and electric-power infrastructure, using nine data sets that researchers scored in terms of estimated contribution to human influence."

The map also shows the world's largest cities by population, with Tokyo at number one with 36.7 million people.

Full Story: The Human Footprint

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