'Terrifying yet funny, surprising yet predictable, simple yet poignant' —Chris Packham. How much of the earth's surface has been concreted over? How much of our energy still comes from burning coal? How many trees would we have to plant to make our planet carbon-neutral? How much space do we need to satisfy all our energy needs through wind and solar power? The maps in this book are often shocking, sometimes amusing, and packed with essential information. Did you know that just 67 companies worldwide are responsible for 67 per cent of global greenhouse emissions? Or that keeping a horse has the same carbon footprint as a 23,500-kilometre road trip? Did you know how many countries use less energy than is consumed globally by downloading porn from the internet? Presenting a vast amount of scientific research and data in stunning, beautiful infographics, 99 Maps to Save the Planet provides us with instant snapshots of the destruction of our environment. At one glance, we can see the precarious state of our planet—but also realise how easy it would be to improve it. Enlightening, a bit frightening, but definitely inspiring, 99 Maps to Save the Planet doesn't provide practical tips on how to save our planet: it just presents the facts. And the facts speak for themselves. Once we know them, what excuse do we have for failing to act?
About the Author
KATAPULT is a magazine that uses statistics and studies to make original graphics that give the reader a new perspective. Its articles are written by experts. KATAPULT was founded in 2015 and appears quarterly in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland. Chris Packham (Introducer): TV presenter, photographer, and conservationist. Chris Packham is one of the nation’s favourite naturalists. He is best known for the BAFTA-winning The Really Wild Show and fronting BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch. Packham is president of the British Trust for Ornithology, Hawk Conservancy Trust, the Hampshire Ornithological Society, and the Bat Conservation Trust, and vice-president of the RSPB and the Butterfly Conservation. In 2011, he was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal for his ‘outstanding work in promoting science to new audiences,’ and in 2016 he won the Wildscreen Panda Award for Outstanding Achievement for his contribution to wildlife filmmaking. Packham's partner Charlotte Corney owns the Isle of Wight Zoo, and his step-daughter is studying zoology at Liverpool University. He lives in the New Forest.