[via xkcd | Thanks, Justin]
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Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.
Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.
There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.