Size of Countries by Population

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    Look how small Russia is. And it’s a “world power.” And how little Canada is.

    Max Roser has constructed a cartogram of the world where the size of the countries are determined by their populations (big version of the image here). He refers to it as “the map we need if we want to think about how global living conditions are changing”.

    More @ A Map of the World Where the Sizes of Countries Are Determined by Population
     
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    Russia looks bigger than it is because it's in the north. Maps tend to make those places closer to the poles look bigger.

    Same with Canada.

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    That Russia is so small population wise, compared to the US, China and India, must make people wonder why they're so good.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right...

    .... size do matter."
     
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    Look how small America is. ...compared to China.

    And they are commies.

    Commies must have lots of sex.

    I wanna be a commie.
     
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    Oh, they are not having a little sex right now. That is sort of the problem they are facing.
     
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    The real message I see behind the map is that the world population has more than doubled since I was a kid. Can you imagine if it doubled again by the next generation? All this talk of jobs, economies, and climate change aren't tied to cars or pollution or greenhouse gases, they are tied to PEOPLE. Just too damned many of them. If there weren't so many it wouldn't matter what kind of cars we drove, how many mpg they got, whether we used gasoline or coal. The human race has shown it simply hasn't the ability or will to regulate itself and is spreading like a virus on the planet and I doubt can control itself until Earth intervenes and throws us a curve and fixes the problem FOR US.
     
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    There are NOT “too many people.”
     
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    An absurd claim. Every single factor you bitch about in the environment, climate, etc., cars, exhaust, pollution, strip mining, deforestation, carbon credits, industry, energy consumption, resource depletion, smog, waste, pollution ------------ it all comes DIRECTLY back to people. More people, more of the above. You can only streamline and control those things so far. Now our oceans are filled with plastic. We are overrun with recyclables. Easter Island out in the middle of nowhere has waste and pollution washing ashore by the dump truck-full. If the USA were back to the 150-200 million I knew as a child, we'd have no concerns for any of these things.

    It really comes back to a rather simple physical law called the Inverse Square Law: put simply, what it tells us is that by doubling the population, we create a 4X demand, load and burden on the planet. We are approaching the point of unsustainability.
     
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    So Russia has small hands. History has proved that doesn't matter.
     
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    You have been programmed to insult intelligence. Every genius, if unshackled, can create comfort and prosperity for thousands. In Edison's case, the total has reached a billion by now.
     

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