Watch the Earth breathe…

The sound effects are soothing… or creepy, depending on how you feel about it, and how you feel about the data being displayed. But this simulation of the world’s CO2 metabolism, along with human birth and death rates, depicted by country, and in real time, is pretty cool! Makes for a useful pedagogic tool, and potential conversation starter – or stopper! Here’s a screen shot (click on it for a larger view – or just go to the simulation!):

[via Breathing Earth]

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