Future of the Environment

5 charts that show the ecological footprint of America 

These five data-driven charts help illustrate the disproportionate ecological footprint Americans have on our planet. Image: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Skye Gould

Senior Graphic Designer, Business Insider

Dave Mosher

Science and Technology Correspondent, Business Insider


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With a higher consumption pattern, Americans also leave behind a higher ecological footprint. Image: Skye Gould/Business Insider
America is among the top 10 CO2 emitting countries in the world. Image: Skye Gould/Business Insider
America is among the highest electricity consumers in the world, and also responsible for a bigger ecological footprint. Image: Skye Gould/Business Insider
Coal features among the main source of energy in most American states. Image: Skye Gould/Business Insider
Energy use in each American state in comparison with other countries, highlights the high ecological footprint of the country. Image: Skye Gould/Business Insider

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