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Overpopulation: The Making of a Myth

Overpopulation: The Making of a Myth

Half the world’s population lives on 1% of its land

Using gridded population data published by NASA, which records the global population in each 14-square-km patch of Earth, Galka’s map visualizes how half of us have crammed ourselves into 1 percent of the world’s land space (yellow), and the other half is living in the remaining 99 percent (black).