Sunday, July 25, 2010

World population and the NY way of life

What if all of Earth’s six billion people were to live at the density of New York City ?

Answer at urbanomnibus: "all of humanity would occupy less than one half of one percent of the earth’s land mass. Only one half of one percent, with the vast majority of the planet left unspoiled".

Leonardo Monasterio did the same exercise with Brazil's population using Copacabana density. Here is what he found.