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UNEP/GRID-Arendal maps and graphics database
Species diversity in the world's seas
The graphic compares the amount of diversity of marine mammals, sharks, molluscs, birds, shrimp and lobsters in various sea regions. Coral reefs are among the most productive and diverse of all natural ecosystems. Recent...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Probability of gastroenteritis amongst bathers exposed to increasing faecal streptococci densities from samples taken at chest depth
The graphic shows the probability of aquiring gastroenteritis when bathing in water containing faecal contaminants. Gastroenteritis is the irritation and inflammation of the digestive tract. This condition may cause abdo...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
World coal consumption
The graphic shows the world coal consumption from various regions in comparison to the world totals. It shows trends from 1990 to 1999 and predicts the patterns to 2020. The predictions to 2020 show a decrease in coal co...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
World population development
World population exceeded 6.1 billion individuals in 2001, and is growing at about 1.3 percent annually. Over sixty percent of the world’s population lives in Asia, 13 percent live in Africa and 12 percent live in Europe...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Wilderness in Norway 1900-1992
This map shows changes in wilderness areas in Norway from 1900 to 1992, and the sucessive decrease when human activities have expanded. Wilderness is defined as areas more than 5 km from roads, railways, power lines and ...
28 Sep 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Antarctic Specially Protected Areas
The 1961 Antarctic treaty system, which governs the land and water south of 60 degrees latitude south, gives the environment an overall protection against human development. In addition, certain areas are specifically de...
28 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
World oil consumption
The graphic the world oil consumption from various regions in comparison to the world totals. It shows trends from 1990 to 2001 and predicts the patterns to 2020. These predictions show an increase in total world oil con...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The decrease of Arctic sea ice, minimum extent in 1982 and 2007, and climate projections [Norwegian]
Sattelite observations of the september extent of sea ice in the Arctic shows in 2007 shows a 23% decrease from the previous minimum, in 2005, and 39% below the average minimum extent for the time period 1979-2000. The b...
28 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Emissions of CO2 per capita 1990 (selected countries)
The graph shows emissions of CO2 per capita 1990. CO2 can be emitted as byproduct from the use of fossil fuel, by combustion, land-use conversion and cement production. Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 are increasing, a...
28 Sep 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Global CFC production
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), along with other chlorine- and bromine-containing compounds, have been implicated in the accelerated depletion of ozone in the Earth's stratosphere. CFCs were developed in the early 1930s and ...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Total world CO2 emissions from coal, gas and oil
The graphic shows the world's total CO2 emissions in million metric tonnes carbon equivalent. Broken down into categories of total fuel fossil emissions, oil, natural gas and coal. CO2 is one of the main greenhouse gases...
06 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Projected temperature changes, 2000 to 2100 scenario
Average temperatures changes in the world according to the GFDL model (doubling of CO2 and temperature increase by 3,7°C from 2000 to 2100). According to this model, the changes will be most severe in the Arctic and the ...
28 Sep 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Consumption of commercial energy for selected regions
The graphic shows the amount of energy in gigajoules used by Africa and other parts of the world. North America is by far the biggest consumer of commercial energy, peaking at close to 350 gigajoules in 1995.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Energy supply in 1994
Shows Energy supply in 1994
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
World fisheries and aquaculture production
Shows the amount, in million tonnes, of fish taken by capture and aquaculture fisheries, between the years 1950-1999. Also included is a diagram showing the percentage of the different types of aquaculture in 1998.
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Major River Systems in the Arctic
The Arctic has several of the world’s largest rivers.This graphic shows the major river systems of the Arctic and their annual discharges in cubic kilometres, and the catchment area of the Arctic Ocean. The major river s...
28 Sep 2005 - by CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna); see source field
Global freshwater withdrawal
World map showing annual levels of renewable water resources for the year 2000 measured in cubic meters. The use of water varies greatly from country to country and from region to region. 'Withdrawal' refers to water tak...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Global soil degradation
Overview of the state of global soil degradation in the world. The loss of arable land has been caused by a number of factors, many or most of which are tied to human development. The primary causes are deforestation, ov...
06 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Piscivore-zooplanktivore Index
Shows the Piscivore-zooplanktivore ratio between the years 1950-1995, in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean, and their relationship in the trophic composition of the ecosystem, which shows an ondulating trend, which has decrea...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Trends in fertilizer use
Shows estimated growth in fertilizer use around the world. Compares statistics from 1959-1960, 1989-1990 to the prediction of 2020. Published in, 'GESAMP Report and studies number 71, Protecting the oceans from land-baes...
28 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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