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human footprint map

As a follow-up to my earlier Human Footprint post, here's an illustrative world map. The resolution is poor, but the Netherlands look reddish if not purple...

Human Footprint map
The Human Footprint is a quantative analysis of human influence on the Earth's surface. In this map, human impact is rated on a scale from 0 (minimum) to 100 (maximum) for each terrestrial biome. The color green indicates areas of minimal impact while purple indicates areas of major impact.

Source: 'One Planet, Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment', produced by the United Nations Environment Programme -- a wealth of maps and satellite images, available online in its entirety!


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