25% of all-time global GDP produced since 2000 – true!

About a year ago, The Economist produced a graph which has been making the rounds. It depicts the development in global economic output over the last 20 centuries, representing the output of each century as a percentage of combined output since AD 1. The graph, along with some commentary, can be found here, and it looks like this (click for larger version): As you can see, it also depicts the

USE DIFFERENT RESOURCES. USE DIFFERENTLY

Nearly half the CO2 emissions per capita in Denmark arises not from energy use but from our ongoing purchase of personal possessions.* These emissions comes from two problems; the materials we are using, and the way we are using them. But planet earth is not the only stock of resources. The most sustainable materials are the ones we have most of; the ones already in circulation, all man-made; base plastics, batteries,