Where In The World Do People Live?

Tyler Durden's picture

Worried that Starbucks is running out of real estate? Concerned that McDonalds will be unable to fill its quota of minimum-wage employees as urban sprawl caps out? Have no fear for as the following map shows, there is plenty of room left in the world for the chains to expand... and of course, where there is a Starbucks there is mass affluence, right? Of course, extremes of heat and cold will require a little adaptation but that's what free easy money is for...



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hedgeless_horseman's picture



Our mother has a terrible rash.

...extremes of heat and cold will require a little adaptation...

This Chinese couple seems to have adapted.

More interesting photos from this series.

Sudden Debt's picture

At least he's got satelite to watch the Simpsons... ALL BASICS IN LIFE!!!

Headbanger's picture

Gee, no obesity in the above photos!?  Wonder why!

And interesting to see Germany is more densly populated than France and especuially Spain.



Ying-Yang's picture

There's a lot of white space on the map.

So the guy that wrote the article earlier about overpopulation should stare at this map for a few years.

akak's picture

Don't be silly --- overpopulation (which is very real) is not about space, it is about insufficient (and declining amounts and quality of) topsoil, croplands and resources.

Welcome to the human petri dish, where all the fun happens in the last minute of exponential expansion. 

You'd think that being a supposedly intelligent species, we could consciously pick a better model for our existence than a vatful of yeast, which invariably grows and expands until poisoned and killed by its own wastes.  But no.

akak's picture

"First" at doing what?

There is no logical antecedent to your invitation.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

And this is some surprise? Epsilon is a bit slow. GC tends to migrate but I have never seen it in a brain.


ronaldawg's picture

Obvious mispost - problems with site.

Agent P's picture

One of those dogs should be awfully nervous.

Aaaarghh's picture

nature will take care of this one way or the other.

will probably be human nature that sorts it out the fastest.

WAR..dum dum, what is it good for...

GaryBusey_thesilverstacker's picture

Alaska looks pretty appealing...


PacOps's picture

Great place to live and Hawaii is only 4 hours due south for a mid winter break and 12 hour/day sunshine fix. 

PacOps's picture

One of my clients has their main office in a house in Anchorage. When the first snow hits the streets all but one person packs-up and flys to Honolulu, unlock another house they own there that serves as their southern office/work space, turns everything on and calls the person left in Anchorage who switches everything over, locks the door and joins them for the winter. In the spring they reverse it. Still doing it after 15 or so years. 

Seize Mars's picture

Cool, that sounds like a dream to me. If you don't mind sharing, what's the industry?

PacOps's picture

Architects - and they are not alone.

Ratscam's picture

i would hate the radiation from Fukkuppy though

BLOTTO's picture

Only a satanist would say that the world can not handle anymore people. In Canada alone, every resident could have a kilometre*km piece of land if you divided it up...


You can comfortably fit everyone on 1 or 2 continents = there's plenty of room.

Headbanger's picture

There's plenty of room on Mars too!  You should go there!

Seize Mars's picture

Seize Mars!
It's true there is plenty if space on earth. What's needed is for prices to truly reflect scarcity. Humans have always regulated their own reproduction. No mass murder necessary if resources are apportioned according to actual supply and demand forces.

Flakmeister's picture

So Easter Island was similar to "natural market forces"....

Are you really as thick as you portray yourself to be?

TBT or not TBT's picture

Humans are naturally occurring and subject to physics like everything else. Not sure what "markets" might have meant back then on Easter island.

Seize Mars's picture

First of all, thick like my cock?

Secondly, what the fuck are we on Easter Island for now?

Milestones's picture

Yup, plenty of room to stand around--course now having nuff food, water and sustainable energy sourse is a litttle item you fail to address. Ya know it's the little things that count.                  Milestones

mayhem_korner's picture



I know a place that's 12,000 furlongs square which will provide everything you or anyone else needs.

sleigher's picture

not comfortably but you can fit everyone in connecticut.  

Ghordius's picture

remember that people that are used to low density environments have some psychological issues with high density environments. In Finland there is a lot of research about it, and culturally Finns are very attuned to this issue. they have also this funny tale of the guy that wanted to be as alone as possible and at the end walks for three days in order to kill an "intruder" who setted his camp "near him"

the real question is consumption, particularly of oil. haven't looked at the stats since long, but the older statistics did run along the lines that the average American consumes double the average European, which consumes double the average of the world, which is double that of China, which is double that of India, etc.

and in this, urbanization has a very funny effect: it lowers the need for resources per capita. the city-dweller is... ecologically sounder. which is one explanation why we have now more city-dwellers than rural population in practically every country and the world at large (btw, the US is now more urbanized than Europe)

Uncle Remus's picture

Freedom is not free on so many levels.

ronaldawg's picture


and in this,  PRISON has a very funny effect: it lowers the need for resources per capita. the prison-dweller is... ecologically sounder.

Fixed it for ya.

J Pancreas's picture

Only a dolt who has not seen complete squalor first hand would make such a statement. I'm not a Satanist but the burden that billions of humans place on nature is why so many species go extinct. This attitude that silver-spoon trolls like Botto have that this planet is ours to exploit is naive. Were just guests passing through - but act like entitled locusts who ignore the consequences of unchecked, exponential population growth.

Overlay population from Christs time to the discovery of oil and you will quickly see the hockey stick.


kridkrid's picture

That's the rub: "discovery of oil". It's not so much that the world is over-inhabited (though I generally hate people, so any number is a few too many), it's a more an issue of population growth being driven by formerly abundant and formerly cheap energy. It's our just in time global supply chain that can't be sustained much longer, I believe.

BLOTTO's picture

No one is born to hate.


Every life is precious.


*IF* we were told the truth from the beginning, we wouldn't be behaving like 'locusts' you dick...We are 'locusts' as a result of their conditioning, poisoning and perverting the human body, mind and spirit...

Maybe you're a locust...or a dying fuckin ape...

...not me.



aerojet's picture

There's no way to perform that overlay since Christ is a made up figure who never existed.

mayhem_korner's picture



Evidence?  And why do you capitalize the name of a such a mythological figure?

Nestor Makhno's picture

Err, you just asked him to prove christ did'nt exist surely if you diisagree with his statement you should evidebce to back up your assertion that he did exist, apart from pilates cheif torturer talking about a man named jesu there is no recorded evidence for a christ character from that period, be nice if there was..............obviously loadsa people claimed to know him after the council codified christian teachings in the first bible.



mayhem_korner's picture



I didn't make an assertion, he did.  Not up to me to prove anything.  Just asked a question.

You claim to know a lot about things you haven't read or times during which you were not around.  Curious. 

GeorgeHayduke's picture

You are using the same logic as people talking about unicorns, Bigfoot, ghosts, honest politicians or bankers, etc... Are we to assume they all exist and it's up to the naysayers to prove they don't, or does the burden of proof lie with those making the claim they exist? In a rational culture, the burden of proof lies with those making claims of the extraordinary.

To the best knowledge I have seen thus far, we have absolutely zero evidence from ANY contemporary source that a person named jesus christ existed, and that he did miraculous things. It sure seems someone from that time would have recorded these things. Physical evidence? None. If you have any relevant, realistic evidence to the contrary I would be quite happy to see it as I am always open to changing my mind based on evidence.

mayhem_korner's picture

It sure seems someone from that time would have recorded these things.


If you are inclined to write that, then I am persuaded that evidence and logic are things you process so selectively that it would not be fruitful to point out evidence to you.

What actually fits your description of zero evidence from any contemporary source is the theory of evolution.  And I'm happy to prove that one for you if that would help you to open your mind a little to the possibility that your apparent predisposition about Christ just might be off base as well.

GeorgeHayduke's picture

What have you got? The Josephus line about jesus has been debated over and over again and knowing christians I would not put it past them to falsify that work. Just like they destroyed all information they could find that didn't conform to their way of thinking.

You write like a preacher. Always offering the greatest gift in the world without ever actually providing anything with meat on it. Whip it on me. I can handle it.  You act as though I've never looked at or considered any of these things before. Maybe your mind is the one caught in the trap that needs a little opening.

mayhem_korner's picture



As I said, you are so selective in what you are willing to consider that there is no point to the discussion.  Your comments, btw, are pretty good evidence of what my understanding is.  But you are unable to see that because the possibility that Christ is real is a threat to your view of yourself.

GeorgeHayduke's picture

This constant droning without saying anything is the main reason christianity is losing ground in the reality-based world. You guys talk in circles that make infinte sense to yourselves and nobody else. You christ is not a threat to me, but you need to see it that way to make sense of it yourself.

As I said before, promises, promises with nothing to deliver. That's all you've got.

mayhem_korner's picture



Christianity is growing in popularity every day.  Not losing ground as you say. 

akak's picture

Yes, like in Europe and North America ....

Colonel Klink's picture

It's ok, we capitalize Gumby too.

Hayabusa's picture

Please dont begin a debate on the existance of mythological charcters such as christ, thor, bilbo baggins and harry potter.  NONE OF THEM were or are real and anyone who insists they were/are does not belong in a thinking mans' forum such as this.  Telling me christ is real only results in my opinion of you going from might be smart to is a fucking idiot who is obviously delusional.

ForTheWorld's picture

Were Muhammed or Bhudda real? Just wondering why people rarely mention these two.

ZeroHedge is not a thinking mans forum. If it were, emotive comments like yours wouldn't pop up with such regularity.