If The World Lived Like New Yorkers We’d All Fit In Texas

gothamist.com

Here’s a pretty cut and dry and terrifying graphic to take in. This rendering shows “how much space the world’s population of 6.9 billion would need if it were as dense as certain cities.”

So if everyone lived like New Yorkers, the entire population could fit into Texas! Comparatively, if we lived like Parisians (see map below), we’d all be able to fit into 128,000 square miles (or Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi). Let’s just not compare living space square-footage, okay?

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One Response to If The World Lived Like New Yorkers We’d All Fit In Texas

  1. Great post….. hard to combat the overpopulation argument without numbers like this.

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