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.
Weâ€™re adding the equivalent of eight New York Cities to the world every single year.
Hereâ€™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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