Sometimes you hear statistics and they just don’t compute. I was recently struck by a couple after listening to a conversation with the author of The World in a Grain on the podcast 99% Invisible. I’m still having a hard time wrapping my brain around these.
We’re adding the equivalent of eight New York Cities to the world every single year.
Here’s another way to think about it. The amount of concrete that we use every single year is enough to build a wall 88 feet high, 88 feet wide right around the equator every year.The World in a Grain, author Vince Beiser
99% Invisible website: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/built-on-sand
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