The maps we’ll be perusing today are fairly self-explanatory, but there’s lots more detail to back up their story in the links provided in the captions. As usual, you are encouraged to click on any of the maps to zoom in for details. Enjoy!
From the Washington Post’s Six maps that will make you rethink the world:
This is a map by the New Scientist, a very respected British journal. They made this forecast of where global food production would be relocated to if the world rises four degrees Celsius above the 1990 baseline, which of course the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change uses. Where today the world’s largest food producers are the United States, Brazil, China, India, Australia and so forth, it could be that 30 years from now or less, the world’s largest food producers are Canada and Russia.
The final four maps are screenshots of an animation that shows the change in world trading patterns from 1980-2018. These snapshots should give you a flavor of the changes. You can view the full animation and narrative at https://www.visualcapitalist.com/china-u-s-worlds-trading-partner/
Image credits: Washington Post, newindianexpress.com, visualcapitalist.com