An excellent infographic comparing 2000 and 2010

I picked this up on Twitter a few moments ago. I really think this is an excellent way to display some of the key changes in the world over the last decade.
Infographic comparing 2000 and 2010

Source: http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2010/12/2000vs2010.jpg

By the way, if you like this sort of thing, I am sure you’d love Tim Harford‘s BBC radio show “More or Less”. On 31 December, he did a review of 2010 in numbers. You can listen to it at his site, or download the MP3 file here (13 Mb).

0 thoughts on “An excellent infographic comparing 2000 and 2010”

  1. Mathias says:

    Good job making the Chinese and American power consumption comparable… How many kWh (and not kW/h) are a BTU again?

  2. Graeme says:

    Good question. A quick Google search says:

    One BTU = 1054 joules = 0.000 293 kWh
    1000 BTU per hour = 0.293 kW

    Is a quadrillion = a thousand trillion? (It’s a thousand million million)
    And I am guessing the trillion here is an American trillion (i.e. one hundred million, rather than one thousand trillion).

    If so, then to compare USA with China, you have:

    America in Kwh:
    * 2000: 28.99 trillion
    * 2010: 28.63 trillion

    China in Kwh:
    * 2000: 1.25 trillion
    * 2010: 4.17 trillion

    Does that sound right? Probably.

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