Endangered Earth, 1988


Endangered Earth, 1988


This map shows the areas where the earth is in trouble due to carbon dioxide, the greenhouse effect, and other prominent threats.

Paragraphs describing population pressure, air pollution, ozone concerns, acid rain, water pollution, water diversion, toxic wastes, radiation perils, species extinction, fisheries depletion, deforestation and desertification are displayed above the map.

Inset maps: Ice Age Vegetation and the Greenhouse-Effect Vegetation Zones.

Inset timeline: “People and the Planet: a Troubled Partnership.”


Produced by National Geographic Magazine, 1988.

This map is Map Number 1402 in the collection of copyrighted maps of the Geosciences and Map Library, Fine Hall (B level), Princeton University.


© 1988 National Geographic Society