Map of the Day

| Mon May 18, 2009 11:56 AM EDT

Via Ezra Klein, here's an instructive map that visually makes a point I've brought up a few times in the past: as bad as global warming is in general, one of its worst aspects is that developed countries (like us) are the ones causing the biggest part of the problem, but it's underdeveloped countries that are going to suffer the biggest part of the damage.  In the map on the right, taken from a Lancet study, the top panel shows each country by the size of its carbon emissions, while the bottom map shows each country by the number of deaths its likely to suffer due to global warming.  Long story short, we spit out the carbon, but it's people in Africa and South Asia who are mostly going to die because of it.

This comes from Ezra in his new digs, by the way.  He's at the Washington Post now, and his new URL is:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/

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