World Water, Visualized

Clever, but also surprising (at least for those of us who don’t ponder these matters deeply). Hat tip Gristmill:

Left: All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc.

Right: All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density. Shown on the same scale as the Earth.

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