We all know it: transportation speed and convenience comes at a high price. It’s a price paid out in billions of barrels of petroleum, and billions of metric tons of CO2.
But really big numbers are hard to grasp. This web page gives a graphic and numeric representation of rates of increase in coal production, air travel, deforestation, animals killed by planes— and much more— all clocked in real time.
The numbers start climbing the moment the graphic appears. Scroll down the frame below for background information.