SomethingDrawn - Deforestation, Urbanization and Population Growth

Deforestation vs. Urban Land
(1992 - 2011)

Global area: forests

Global area: urban

Global Forests 1992 : 41.5 million km2
Global Forests 2011: 40.3 million km2
Forest lost in 20 years: 1.241 million km2

Angola: 1.246 million km2 / 774,229 mi2

Global Population (1650 - 2012)

Includes percentage of population living in an urban environment where figures are available.

4.5bn
40% urban

5.5bn
44% urban

6.5bn
50% urban

7.0bn
52% urban

3.5bn

2.5bn

1.5bn

0.5bn

Sources: FAOSTAT, Worldometers, The World Bank.

Infographic showing the increase in world population and the urbanisation of the planet.

 Available statistics show all land types, the urban category we've used actually accounts for urban, desert and mountain terrain. However as we're looking at the change in land use over time, we've stated urban as that's the majority of change in the statistics.

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