7 billion people in motion graphics

Jan 4, 2011

National Geographic argues a need for balance across the world population in the latest motion graphic video. As is usually the case with these, the video hits you with a lot of aggregate percentages and averages, but it’s well-produced and good enough to make you care.

Catch the photo slide show from Randy Olson, too.

[National Geographic via Kelso Cartography | Thanks, David]

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