So this is how the Earth would look like without poverty and overpopulation:
Yes people, this is how to do it: delete the countries composing the bottom 5% of the global GDP which apparently contains almost 3 billion of the global population. It is as easy as that – hitting two birds with one stone.
This map was created in response to the hypothesis (or is it even one) that the “climate change would only affect 5% of the world’s GDP” (Silver, 2009).
This could enrage anyone. Not only because that Philippines had been erased from the map, but also because this is not a good way of telling everyone that all these countries that remains on the map belongs to the upper economic class. This, therefore, identifies the boundary between rich and poor, in a bad way.
The target audience of this map is quite unsure. It could be made for the rich people, defining the position on the upper class, while it could be also for the poor people, doing the same purpose but for the opposite status. Whichever it may be, it sure did attain its goal very well.
Emotions aside, this map comes up short some elements. Countries with small land areas may or may not be on the map. What I mean is that a small country may go unnoticed because of the size of the map.
My suggestion is that if they made the map bigger and used a different color on the 5% countries instead of deleting them, it might not appear conceited to some people (i.e. myself). Really, a different color for the 5% countries would make a big difference – they’d be still on the map but would let the audience know that they belong to the 5%. Look: