Non-Renewable Resources

Information Is Beautiful ran a visualization contest to show how many years of resources we have left at current utilization levels (or at current rates of increase.)  There are some beautiful submissions that made the short list and that won.

A friend helped me do a bit more research to document how much of the original supply we have already used, and I leaned on the Google chart toolkit to put up pretty charts of who is doing the most extracting for each of the resources listed.  Click on through to see my entry – Non-Renewable. (Note: It looks the way it should in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Sorry Internet Explorer users.)