A quick ‘n’ dirty look at our impact on the planet.

It’s always good to take a step back and look at the larger picture. I think we all know that humankind’s footprint on the planet is massive, but it’s still humbling to see it represented graphically.

In the above visual, lines of shipping, motor, and air routes are drawn in different colours. The urban areas that we inhabit are tiny pinpoints, yet our movements cover a very large percentage of the Earth’s surface. Europe sure likes to fly.