Our Reliance on Plants is Increasing

A representation of the pressure local populations put on their ecosystem, this map shows how much plant matter people need for food and other products compared to the amount of plant material produced in each region (but not per capita use). For example, in the United States, each person uses 5.94 metric tons of carbon (vegetation) per year, while in South-central Asia, people use 1.23 metric tons per year. However, the United States produces more than it requires, so the ratio between usage and vegetation is low. South-central Asia, on the other hand, uses less per person, but it has a high population that collectively require more carbon than the land produces, and so must import products from other regions.

via earthobservatory.nasa.gov

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Ecosystems of the World

An infographic based around the Ecosystems of the world. Created to be used as a learning aid for children, tried to present an overview of the ecosystems. On creating this infographic ripetungi.com discovered that Ecosystems are so complex with many different factors influencing them that it was difficult to present this in one infographic. This was the challenge in creating this graphic, which information to use to give an insight into the ecosystem while making it accessible for the audience.

ripetungi.com wanted to show an visually interesting graphic, mixing and breaking away from the vector imagery favoured in infographics at the moment. Using a pie chart as the base and mixing it with maps and photos of the different animals from that ecosystem, tried to create depth with the images and pull outs of info with the colours and shapes. With the amount of text on the graphic is was a major challenge. Hopefully it works, let me know your thoughts. Your thoughts are always welcome.