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The Best Interactives Showing How Long Our Non-Renewables Will Last


'Smoke plume from power plant chimney, Helsinki, Finland' photo (c) 2010, eutrophication&hypoxia - license:

The earth’s non-renewable resources are not going to last forever (hence, the reason for calling them “non-renewable”). Here are some interactives that show long each one has left:

Global resources stock check is from The BBC.

What Lies Beneath is from The Wall Street Journal.

What Will Be Left Of The Earth’s Non-Renewable Resources? is from Information Is Beautiful.

Born In 2010: How Much Is Left For Me?
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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Fascinating, Larry! Thanks for your tireless work!

  2. fab post… Any info about where the ‘information is beautiful’ folks got numbers from?

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