Your Life On Earth

Da Vinci HumanBBC Earth have an excellent interactive, personalised just for you.

Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space.

Investigate how the world around you has changed since you’ve been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted.

Grasp the impact we’ve had on the planet in your lifetime; from how much fuel and food we’ve used to the species we’ve discovered and endangered.

And see how the BBC was there with you, capturing some of the most amazing wonders of the natural world.” (BBC)

Some of my facts: my heart has beaten 1 billion times during my life; I’m 124 years old on Mercury; I’ve travelled 28,831,948,000 km and counting around the sun; there have been 147 major volcanic eruptions, 376 major earthquakes, and 66 solar eclipses during my lifetime; and the world’s population has increased by nearly 2.5 billion people.

During my lifetime, humans have had a severely detrimental impact on the world: the sea level has risen dramatically; many more species are endangered or critical now compared to 15 years ago; CO2 emissions have drastically increased; global temperature is on the rise; forests are shrinking; and the Antarctic ozone hole has increased.

And people still claim global warming and climate change isn’t happening? Madness.

As well as all these facts, there’s a wealth of extra information on different species that you can access, including fantastic video clips. I really recommend checking it out. Onwards!

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