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u/briandemodulated Oct 02 '21

If the earth was defragged

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u/Cthepo Oct 02 '21

Shit it's been like over a decade.

Do I still need to do that?

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u/liulide Oct 02 '21

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u/SvenViking OC: 2 Oct 02 '21

That article’s mention of 0.1ms seek times actually makes defragging an SSD sound slightly less useless than I’d assumed (though even if there was technically a marginal performance benefit, it’d be outweighed by the disadvantage of extra write cycles).

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u/JTtornado Oct 02 '21

I would strongly recommend against defragging an older SSD.

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u/Dave-C Oct 02 '21

Do not defrag an SSD, it shouldn't be done. Placing data in different locations on a ssd doesn't speed up or slow down the drive. Having a file fragmented into thousands of pieces is no different to a ssd than having it in one solid chunk.

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u/Unidentified_Body Oct 02 '21

I think as a general rule modern operating systems defrag by themselves and external defragmenting software is a scam that slows your computer down. But also I've only really checked for Windows 10 so YMMV with other OSs.

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u/Emerald_Flame Oct 02 '21

That also really depends on the SSD. Many SSDs have extra NAND capacity that is hidden from the OS and the user, and only available to the SSD's controller. It uses that additional capacity for wear leveling, caching, etc.

SSDs still slow down the fuller they get, but unlike early SSDs a lot of modern SSDs can be filled up into the 90+% range before you really start to see a noticeable difference.

Once again, this can be different model to model depending on their exact topology, but its generally not a significant issue for most normal consumer uses these days.

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u/MrDude_1 Oct 02 '21

Not to mention if you have a top end PCIe 4 NVMe drive, it will not only have that cache memory, but it's speed will already be so fast that reducing it significantly will still not be perceptible to the end user in most cases.

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u/PoliticalDissidents Oct 02 '21

There's a good free defragging software much better than the one built into windows. It's called Defraggler (by same guys as CCleaner).

This is only relevant for hard drives on Windows due to NTFS. Mac and Linux use smarter filesystem designs that make defragging not a requirement by more intelligently distributing the files on disk to prevent fragmentation to start with, so much so no one really bothered to even develop defragging software.

Entierly irrelevant on SSD because there's no mechanical moving parts so disk access time is the same regardless of if the data is stored on a sector adjacent to the existing one being read. Making defragging on a VM a bad thing as unnecessary writes reduces its life span. So you must always disable defragging if you have an SSD.

To reclaim unused disk space taken up by a Windows a Virtual Box VM you'll still need to defrag it regardless of if the host is an SSD.

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u/redlaWw Oct 02 '21

Not with SSDs.

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u/bear-necessitease Oct 02 '21

It's YOUR fault then!

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u/Textbuk Oct 02 '21

Instead it's getting shagged

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u/dumb-reply Oct 02 '21

This thread is getting flagged

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u/blackdonkey Oct 02 '21

And this pun is being dragged.

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u/chux4w Oct 02 '21

Would you like your groceries bagged?

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u/GriffGriffin Oct 02 '21

I'm beginning to feel nagged.

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u/killeronthecorner Oct 02 '21

My smile has now sagged

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u/eddietwang Oct 03 '21

Don't blame me, I lagged!

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u/ClinkzBlazewood Oct 02 '21

I'll rather have my internet lagged

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u/WhyIsJSONinMyPhone Oct 02 '21

Please help I'm being gagged

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u/GradSchoolin Oct 02 '21

My fetish has been tagged.

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u/you_are_breathing Oct 02 '21

Now you just bragged.

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u/Puskarich Oct 02 '21

my moobs, how they sagged.

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u/sessl Oct 02 '21

It's reddit, what did you... expeggd?

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u/ASDFzxcvTaken Oct 02 '21

Mother earth to get gagged.

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u/fh3131 Oct 02 '21

"You guys are getting shagged?"

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u/Psyese Oct 02 '21

Defragging agriculture land would increase desertification. That's what's happening in East-Germany where agriculture land was cut and huge continuous or "defragged" fields were created. Wind freely goes over and soil suffers from that.

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u/glp_808 Oct 02 '21

We in the United States learned about that in the 1930's Dust Bowl.

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u/CannibalismIsNatural Oct 02 '21

Y'all need a cover crop. Never leave ground bare, it kills the soil.

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u/Whooshless Oct 02 '21

What, you don't run windirstat on the planet sometimes?

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u/redtrucktt Oct 02 '21

Reticulating splines?

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u/LordCedric03 Oct 02 '21

"if the earth was represented as 2D infographical squares"

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u/Arbre_gentil Oct 02 '21

I think the real name of this kind of map is "AoE2 map".

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u/IcedLemonCrush Oct 02 '21

Application of Energistics 2 map

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u/Arbre_gentil Oct 02 '21

Age of Empires

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u/its_5oclock_sumwhere Oct 02 '21

My mind went to Area of Effect 2: Flat Earth Boogaloo

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u/isademigod Oct 02 '21

never played that mod by itself but i remember it being important to sky factory, which was awesome

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u/IcedLemonCrush Oct 02 '21

The mod is basically pointless for Vanilla Minecraft. You’ll never have enough items you want to keep or complex crafting recipes to spend time making an AE system, ignoring the fact you need RF energy to run it, and AE2 has no form of power generation.

So, don’t worry, there’s no “playing the mod by itself” experience you missed. It is a mod that can only be played with other mods and solves problems that only exist in heavily modded Minecraft.

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u/Timoman6 Oct 02 '21

I mean, 1.17 vanilla can go hard with absolutely massive builds, like ilmangos server. They have sorting storage systems with millions of blocks and all these other ways of mass crafting resources

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u/IcedLemonCrush Oct 02 '21

Well, then the whole point of these servers is to do complex Redstone builds. Which means AE2 “solves” key features of dealing with Redstone, rather than solving an item overload problem.

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u/HadjiiColgate Oct 02 '21

Well, no form of power generation which is sensible to use...

https://ae-mod.info/Vibration-Chamber/

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u/smilingstalin Oct 02 '21

Reminds me of one of the "Special Maps" where all players start on one edge of the map and the biomes change as you go to the opposite edge. The resources also get more abundant as you approach the opposite edge. Would be neat if it also had water running down the middle.

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u/mishaco Oct 02 '21

migration map. and if i catch you building a castle with fishing boats....

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u/santa-23 Oct 02 '21

Dark Age music theme intensifies

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u/Skinnecott Oct 02 '21

if the surface* of the earth was represented in 2D squares

when talking about total matter, water makes up like .05% of all the rocks and stuff

like the mariana trench doesn’t go very deep into the earth. it’s basically just a small groove on a planetary scale

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u/_stoneslayer_ Oct 02 '21

I call it the Flat Earth Model

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u/EverythingInCreation Oct 02 '21

This is proof that earth is flat. Try not to fall off the side, you round earth dummies.

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u/kickspecialist Oct 02 '21

I call it’s followers Flat Earthers.

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u/MoffKalast Oct 02 '21

"If the world was colonized by Ireland"

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '21 edited Oct 02 '21

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u/rspeigal OC: 22 Oct 02 '21

I thought they'd like a scenic commute?

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u/jkst9 Oct 02 '21

Do you know how many bridges we will also need to get them over the freshwater

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u/thetomahawk42 Oct 02 '21

Most of those forests are wild, so it's not a commute, as such -- they have to hack their way through to the other side.

Unfortunately some are also hacking their way back and taking the land for agriculture.

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u/kroush104 Oct 02 '21

You think that’s bad? How about the poor scientists doing glacier research?!?

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '21 edited Oct 02 '21

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u/Dysan27 Oct 02 '21

Nope this is a flat Earth apparently. No wrapping for you.

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '21 edited Oct 02 '21

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u/hotarukin Oct 02 '21

You may have missed the title of the graph.

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '21 edited Oct 02 '21

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u/nautika Oct 02 '21

You mean there's a whole other side to this?!? Upside down?!?

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u/SirDiego Oct 02 '21

Nah, clearly it's like Pac Man, you go past the edge and just end up on the other side.

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u/kompricated Oct 02 '21

lucky for them, there’s less work to do every year :(

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u/StupidWillKillUs Oct 02 '21

Yeah, stupid glaciers. Let’s just build over them with condos.

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u/JeromesNiece Oct 02 '21

This may come as a surprise but farmers don't live in built up areas now, either. They actually live on the farm!

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '21 edited 14d ago

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u/Jetpack_Donkey Oct 02 '21

I have this one for the US that I saved from a post here on Reddit: https://i.imgur.com/Us5Wyt0.jpg

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u/Boco Oct 02 '21

Part of the reason cow pastures account for so much land is because people get tax breaks by sticking a cow on it.

Don't want your undeveloped land to be heavily taxed? Just call up a rent-a-cow farmer to have one graze on your land.

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u/frisbm3 Oct 02 '21

My wife's cousins planted banana plants on their land in Boca Raton and called it a farm for tax purposes. Even sold a few of them.

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u/EatYourCheckers Oct 02 '21

Even sold a few of them.

Well, then its a farm! A badly run one. But they can probably get a subsidy to assist these poor, low income farmers.

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u/Edmond_DantestMe Oct 02 '21

That's really interesting. What are those rental agreements like? Do they care for the cow? Is that included in the cost? So many questions...

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u/Boco Oct 02 '21

Can't speak to every situation but rent a cow here doesn't mean you pay the them necessarily. If you have a nice patch of grazing land for their herd they could just bring them and raise them off your land.

Some landowners might pay but not much since it has to be less than what it costs in taxes to be worth renting some cows. You might be responsible for fencing or some other basics but you generally don't do anything with the cows.

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u/bumbuff Oct 02 '21

It's usually the ranchers paying the land owner. IIRC

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u/Boco Oct 02 '21

I guess it varies based on supply of cows in the region and quality of the land for grazing. Ranchers probably aren't inclined to pay to graze their cows on a random patch of land in a city.

Land that they would actually want to graze on would just be a normal land lease for grazing.

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u/benmck90 Oct 02 '21

I can't get over that wetlands and desert are grouped in the same category. They're like... Opposite things.

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u/MacDaaady Oct 02 '21

Depends what you want to use the dataset for. Useful land? Theyre basically the same uselessness. But land that supports animal and plant life? Theyre opposite.

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u/MadManMax55 Oct 02 '21

I could only find the breakdown based on livestock vs normal crops. Roughly following the 10% rule of energy flow in an ecosystem, most of that livestock land is probably used for feed or grazing.

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u/Tramagust OC: 1 Oct 02 '21

It's also not that clear cut. A lot of the plant food for humans has byproducts that are sold to feed animals.

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u/werdlyfe Oct 02 '21

Great follow up. Would also love to see that.

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u/LostAlphaWolf Oct 02 '21

Misread the last point by putting “humans” and “eat” the wrong way around and did a double-take

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u/jakart3 Oct 02 '21

You forgot crops that use for other use, from tobacco, commercial fiber sources, bio energy fuel, etc

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u/Rotor_Tiller Oct 02 '21

Worldwide 36% of crop calories go to Animal feed as opposed to 55% for humans to eat.

I find the statistics more interesting when broken down by country however. For example in America only 26% of crops go to human consumption while 67% go to animal feed.

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u/MoksMarx Oct 02 '21

The fact that it's a sphere doesn't change the percentages...

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u/breffne Oct 02 '21

youd never be able to measure as its spinning all the time duh

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u/xelaglol Oct 02 '21

"bro just... Just let me... STAY STILL GODDAMMIT WTF"

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u/VeederRoot Oct 02 '21

Lmaoo bro this has me laughing so hard rn

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u/Aggressive-Friend169 Oct 02 '21

I guess it didn’t need to say ‘if the Earth was flat’

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u/EuonymusBosch Oct 02 '21

Speaking of the percentages... Where are they? Hardly an infographic at all if I have to bust out the ruler and protractor to quantify relative areas.

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u/babble_bobble Oct 02 '21

29% land was unnecessary since we can deduce it from 71% ocean. This is a "nice" image with one data point.

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u/Scrubsam Oct 02 '21

Except that part of the 29% land includes fresh water which I’m assuming includes lakes? Which I guess have land underneath them. But so do oceans. Idk guess I wouldn’t call lakes land

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u/TonyzTone Oct 02 '21

And where do salt water lakes fall?

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u/hops4beer Oct 02 '21

i think they just kind of sit there

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u/ThatsARepost24 Oct 02 '21

At waterfalls I suppose

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u/babble_bobble Oct 02 '21

You can extrapolate all you want. This image has colors and shapes and that is where the "beautiful" stops, and the "data" is also an exaggeration with only one point of data. There is no insight whatsoever.

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u/no_masks Oct 02 '21

So like most posts here then

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u/Illusi Oct 02 '21

If the Earth was really flat, all of the water would spread out and you'd have 100% ocean.

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u/tookdrums Oct 02 '21

Iceberg floats so 99.999999% ocean.

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u/TheGoodOldCoder Oct 02 '21

That would be true if the Earth was really a sphere. If it was flat, it would spin off the edges like a salad spinner.

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u/GuyWithTheStalker Oct 02 '21 edited Oct 03 '21

False. You're using "physics" to arrive at that conclusion. Have you even looked up the ice barrier YouTube videos? It's literally what keeps the water from falling off the edges!

Just stop and think for a second about just how dense the center of the Earth is compared to the outside edges.... Earth's COLDEST ice - where is it, and where MUST it be?... The North Pole. Why? Pressure! There are different types of ice, and the coldest varieties are some of the most dense.

Antarctica though... "Scientists" are the only people (outside of NWO shills) who claim to have ever even been there. Why? It doesn't exist, and the North Pole is the center of a flat plane that is Earth. "Antarctica"? That's just the outer edges, and it's not even fair to call it a continent; there's no actual meat to it; it's just thin, choppy ice packed on top of itself, miles high, due partly to centrifugal force. (Yes, it is melting due to global warming, but that's an entirely different issue which shouldn't be addressed by "scientists" and will easily be solved by reallocating cold currents from the Arctic Ocean elsewhere.)

Besides, since outside of Simulation Theory, a most likely explanation of [alleged] cosmic occurrences is irregularities in the sun's rotation along stretches of its orbit, we may actually, counterintuitively, want to solve global warming by melting off some areas of icy edges a bit and/or redistributing dense mass from the inner core to elsewhere within the plane. I'm not even going to get into how Einstein was wrong, but let's just say that some earlier physicians and alchemists knew what the fuck they were talking about. /s

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u/mrpickles Oct 02 '21

But then you'd have to segment it into marbles...

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u/wEjA97 Oct 02 '21

I think OP meant it as in not having mountains, since it is easier to calculate the corresponding areas that way.

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u/Jarriagag Oct 02 '21

Great visualisation. Most people don't realize how much space agriculture uses. Apparently more than forests. It would be cool to have the individual percentages, though.

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u/D3vilUkn0w Oct 02 '21

This is what grabbed my attention. That's a lot of farming!

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u/MadManMax55 Oct 02 '21 edited Oct 02 '21 Hugz Ally Tree Hug To The Stars

Not just farming, but specifically livestock. Around 80% of agricultural land is used to raise/grow feed for livestock. This is despite the fact that only about 20% of the world's caloric intake comes from meat.

When people talk about the negative effects the meat industry has on climate change, it's less (edit) partially about "cow farts", but also about how we're actively clearing forests (natural carbon sinks) to make way for extremely inefficient agricultural land.

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u/IAmAGenusAMA Oct 02 '21

Now THAT'S a useful infographic.

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u/arcacia Oct 02 '21

THANK YOU. This needs to be the top level comment

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u/TommaClock Oct 02 '21 edited Oct 02 '21

According to this article, cow farts actually are worse than the land usage change (but both are massive).

https://ourworldindata.org/food-choice-vs-eating-local

Also if you want to save the environment but don't want to give up meat, eat chicken instead. Their CO2 footprint is comparable to some of the worse plant products.

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u/waltduncan Oct 02 '21

I’m sure the industry of false meat will become more efficient, but if we scaled up Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods exactly as their processes are today to fulfill the same meat eating habits that exist for all humans, how would that compare?

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u/TommaClock Oct 02 '21

Look at the peas, oils, and soy figures. Then add in a little for extra packaging and manufacturing costs.

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u/Excentricappendage Oct 02 '21

The soy figures are so high because cow meat takes almost 100x it's weight in soy.

So take the soy figures and divide down by 10 or so.

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u/DeadeyeDuncan Oct 02 '21

And soy itself is about 10x worse than other green alternatives. Wastes a lot of fresh water.

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u/TrevorX5J9 Oct 02 '21

Wait for real?

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u/TommaClock Oct 02 '21

Give the article a read.

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u/onefootlong Oct 02 '21

Based on that article, I did my own research (actually reading papers mind you) and I found the following:

Rice, one of the worst plants (Because of methane emissions), based on 12 studies, has a CO2 equivalent of 2.66 Kg-CO2/Kg-food the lowest I could find was 0.66 Kg-CO2/Kg-food and the maximum 5.59 Kg-CO2/Kg-food.

Chicken has an average of 4.12 Kg-CO2/Kg-food. Minimum of 1.06 and maximum of 9.98 based on 29 studies.

This all was about a year ago btw. Do with this info what you will.

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u/Pjpjpjpjpj Oct 02 '21

Not disagreeing with your point, but just including a clarification that a large portion of the land “used to raise/grow feed for livestock” is open grazing lands. They are essentially wild lands where grasses grow without cultivation and animals are allowed to graze.

For example, in the US, the federal Bureau of Land Management manages 245 million acres of public lands, of which they lease out 155 million in 10-year leases to 18,000 permit holders for rotating/moving animal grazing. That type of use impact is different than, for example, acres of corn actively planted and harvested and processed into cattle feed.

By quick math, that alone is 8% of all US land (155m/1900m), before adding in private ranches and other leases.

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u/MadManMax55 Oct 02 '21

Good point. Though to add to that:

  1. A lot of grazing land (at least in the US) would also be suitable for crop farms. Since you can't have cows eating all your crops, you end up with competition for land.

  2. We're already at the point where demand for meat is outpacing available natural grazing land. There are some places in the world, like China, where the cattle industry is expanding with imported livestock on naturally suitable grazing land. But then you look at places like Brazil where they are tearing down rainforest to make way for meat production (along with other forms of agriculture).

The world is still at a point where meat, especially red meat, is a luxury in all but a few countries. But global meat consumption is continuing to trend upwards, and without global regulation or a complete market shift the deforestation problem will just get worse.

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u/Pjpjpjpjpj Oct 02 '21

Again, completely agree that meat consumption has a huge disproportionate impact on our environment that can not sustainably continue to grow at recent rates.

I grew up next to cow and pig farms, but now live near open grazing land. It is an amazing difference I wanted to mention.

The outsized seemingly infinite scalable impact a farm can have on the environment per acre is scary, while open grazing seems naturally regulated to an environmentally sustainable scale. At that scale, meat may be 10x the price and consumed once a week, but there is a greater price to $1 McDonald’s hamburgers

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u/mrpickles Oct 02 '21

You can just see it bulldozing the Amazon

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u/susch1337 Oct 02 '21

Also the reason many forests still exist beau they are on mountains or other hard to manipulate ground.

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u/R3lay0 Oct 02 '21

It's crazy. Open any satellite map and zoom into any light green area.

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u/BillyBuckets Oct 02 '21

We’re also using nearly all of our farmable land already.

As the population grows, and we have no more farmable land left, we either need to keep cutting into forests (which usually means low quality farmland) or farm smarter. This is why purely organic farming is not a reasonable long term solution. It’s just too low yield.

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u/mynameisblanked Oct 02 '21

I'd love to see one of these for a few individual countries

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u/dramaking37 Oct 02 '21

It also a massive experiment that we get to live through to test how small of an ecosystem we can have and still survive.

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u/Pmileti Oct 02 '21

Biggest burden on the planet that we cause. Insane amounts of air, land and water pollution result from food production.

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u/gepinniw Oct 02 '21

Humans have domesticated a staggering amount of the earth’s land. It is striking when you look at nighttime satellite images and see how much of the land is brightly lit up.

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u/glmory Oct 02 '21

The biggest unappreciated opportunity to improve the environment is improving the land efficiency of farming. Instead a lot of environmentalists focus on low land efficiency forms of agriculture which would actually make habitat destruction worse if applied at scale. We need to be using dramatically less land to grow our food rather than more!

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u/SitaBird Oct 02 '21

So forest is a habitat; what is shrub land? Does that include most other natural habitats like grassland, marsh, dessert, etc?

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u/natureenthusiast88 Oct 02 '21

Yea I wish it had a breakdown of each category. For example, are forests that are a part of the forestry industry included under agriculture or under forests?

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u/gilimandzaro Oct 02 '21

I think desserts are in barren

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u/icy_transmitter Oct 02 '21

The land area covered by desserts is negligible, especially after yo mama ate most of them. Deserts, on the other hand, are indeed represented by "barren" in this graphic.

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u/gilimandzaro Oct 02 '21

Lol. I wasn't sure on the spelling so I copied the one in the comment above.

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u/DeltaVZerda Oct 02 '21

Every square meter of Earth is habitat for something

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u/iRedditWithYou Oct 02 '21

Whoa there! What do you mean if it was flat?

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u/Chouginga80 Oct 02 '21

he doesn't count the extra surface of something like a mountain

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u/madfun12 Oct 03 '21

Oohhhh. See I wasn’t thinking about it like that. I thought we were talking flat earth conspiracy theory. Not if it was flattened to a perfect plane

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u/MorphTheMoth Oct 02 '21

what's "if the earth was flat..." supposed to mean in this graph, i genuinely don't understand

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u/oddjuicebox Oct 02 '21

Nothing, it's just a badly phrased title

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u/Kuningas_Arthur Oct 02 '21

If the earth was flat (a perfect sphere that is), it would be 100% water over 1km deep.

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u/AWilsonFTM Oct 02 '21

Wait, the Earth isn’t flat? /s

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u/IMB_10111 Oct 02 '21

Time to go back to the ocean... it's free real estate!

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u/IMB_10111 Oct 02 '21

I love the idea but you would need pressurized CO2 so the plants can keep growing. That alone really makes it very costly. The real challenges in agriculture are to mass produce for cheap because most of the world makes less than $7000 a year.

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u/robalo1991 Oct 02 '21

"If"... #earthisflatandcarriedbyfourelephantsandaturtle

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u/penguinblue84 Oct 02 '21

Four elephants? Heresy!! It's five!

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u/paprikapeter Oct 02 '21

It was five, now there are just 4

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u/ebow77 Oct 02 '21

THERE... ARE... FOUR ELEPHANTS!!!

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u/greese08 Oct 02 '21

And it's turtles all the way down.

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u/AnnihilationOrchid Oct 02 '21

Serious question though, since OP is talking in % does it make a difference if the earth is flat or if he's talking about the surface of any n-dimensional object for this graph to be true?

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u/NuclearHoagie Oct 02 '21

No, surface area is surface area, regardless of the shape.

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u/team_jj Oct 02 '21

Ridiculous, it's been proven many times that the Earth is a four dimensional hyperbolic tesseract.

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u/rspeigal OC: 22 Oct 02 '21

Source: Our World in Data https://ourworldindata.org/global-land-for-agriculture

Tools: Treemap made with Qlik Sense, visualisation finished with Figma + Isometric plugin

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u/primal_buddhist Oct 02 '21

Would be instructive to do one with the earliest data we have through to now.

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u/TheBroWhoLifts Oct 02 '21

Basically give the built up and agricultural areas back to forests and shrublands.

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u/svargs01 Oct 02 '21

Could you add the percentages in? And I agree with someone below who said do a comparison between now and the past. Like see if there’s data at different points of our environmental journey/industrial journey.

Or, maybe remove the ocean since it’s a given that it takes up a lot of space and see where the percentages fall after that.

Really cool graphic.

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u/bone-dry Oct 02 '21

Would be interesting to see this animated over time. Change in glaciers, agriculture, etc.

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u/swampwarbler Oct 02 '21

If Earth forgot the subjunctive.

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u/--his_dudeness-- Oct 02 '21

Yeah… this one really gets to me and it’s EVERYWHERE. I fear that the subjunctive (at least for was/were) will get “depopularized” out of everyday language and it will grate on me for, well, ever.

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u/Dysan27 Oct 02 '21

So what are the percentages if the Earth is not flat?

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u/s33ek Oct 02 '21

Everyone be joking about the poorly worded title and I’m just sitting here thinking “that’s all the freshwater? We’re fucked”.

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u/FawnSwanSkin Oct 02 '21

What I want to know though, are the glaciers fresh or salt water? Because that would add a lot more fresh if they counted

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u/MeepersJr Oct 02 '21

We really need to decrease agriculture land use and move to rewilding large portions with forests.

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u/ROVengineer Oct 02 '21

Incorrect. If the earth were flat, all the water would spill off.

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u/AttackPug Oct 02 '21

That little tiny sliver of the whole is burning so much carbon that the whole damn thing is about to collapse, and the 71% part is turning into a trash pit. Good times.

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u/harrypartcatpartdog Oct 02 '21

What do you mean, if the world was flat?

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u/Man_Of_Frost Oct 02 '21

Does the shrubland hold shrubberies?

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u/BogNaZemlji Oct 02 '21

How much % are each of those areas?

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u/OldRuskiNoir Oct 02 '21

Now this is cool. It would be really cool if it was animated for each year starting when we have data.

I mainly want to watch the glaciers disappear. I'm horrible.

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u/OneWorldMouse Oct 02 '21

So you can see how much wildland has been wiped out by agriculture.

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u/P0RKYM0LE Oct 02 '21

Really fucking sad that there's more agricultural land than forests.

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u/Bii4x4 Oct 02 '21

Bring me a shrubbery, One that looks nice... And not too expensive.

Ni!

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u/arxxv Oct 02 '21 edited Oct 02 '21

What do you mean by 'if it was flat'??

It's scientifically proven that the Earth surface is flat af. Get your facts straight!

Do I have to say /s

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u/Pfloyd148 Oct 02 '21

Here we go with this flat earth stuff again

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u/fish1900 Oct 02 '21

Humanity's biggest impact on the globe is, far and away, agriculture. People don't think about it because its away from the cities but when you look down out of a plane in "flyover" country, its just miles and miles of farms with a few dots of cities.

When you think about all of the trees cut down, the fertilizer, pesticides, etc. its crazy. I really hope we figure out how to radically reduce our agricultural footprint.

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u/maxtheepic9 Oct 02 '21

Unsustainable farming is a cancer to the planet.

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u/t3rmina1 Oct 02 '21

Thought there was no need for isometric

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u/PizzaDisk Oct 02 '21

So what, about 8% of it is shrubbery?

I don't see how the knights who fomerly said 'ni' were making an unreasonable request.

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u/Ghoztt Oct 02 '21

Agriculture needs to be divided between livestock, crops used to feed livestock, and crops used to feed humans. I think a lot of people would be surprised at the results.

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u/Kiflaam Oct 02 '21

Wait, built up areas? Like, man-made land? There's as much of that as there is freshwater surface?

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u/Motorpigeon Oct 02 '21

I thought the built up area must be much larger but then again I am living in a crowded urban area.

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u/FingFrenchy Oct 02 '21

Holy shit agriculture takes up a lot more than I realized.

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u/Aztecah Oct 02 '21

That agriculture brick is fucking terrifying. I didn't realize it was already more than the forests.

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u/ICDF-Augustus Oct 02 '21

Man, we’re screwed. You’re telling me that we’ve already used more than half the viable farming land?

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u/Rattlingplates Oct 02 '21

Wow had no idea there’s more ag than forests.

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u/yaymuney Oct 02 '21

I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t look like that 😂

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u/SoNic67 Oct 02 '21

What do you mean "if"? :D

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u/BTRCguy Oct 02 '21

Interestingly enough, the percentages remain the same if the Earth was spherical.

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u/therobohour Oct 02 '21

Far to much land is Aggy land we need to get that sorted

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u/Chunkybacon4u Oct 02 '21

So you’re telling me the Earth isn’t flat?

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u/jolamjeboi Oct 02 '21

Agriculture fucking up our space

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u/DrCaptainEsquire Oct 02 '21

This is why I don’t buy into those articles about us “paving the planet” and that “paving” contributing to global warming.

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u/SpacemanTomX Oct 02 '21

What do you mean if the earth was flat? It absolutely is

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u/gmod_policeChief Oct 02 '21

Whoever wrote the text in the image, a sphere has area. The world doesn't have to be flat for this representation, ya idiot