Designer David Bleja has produced Breathing Earth, an animated map of the earth showing simulated realtime carbon emissions and birth and death rates. With data from the CIA World Factbook and the UN Statistics Division he has produced a country-by-country look at population, carbon emissions, and per person carbon emissions.
For example, United States residents produce 19.66 tons (give or take) of carbon pollution per person per year. Residents of China produce about 3.7 tons annually, and Indians produce 1.17 tons each. He points to a "land footprint" calculator from Global Footprint Network to help understand how much land area each of us needs to support our "lifestyle."
Linking population growth and carbon emissions occurs more frequently now. According to a July 24 posting at The New Security Beat, "Clinton, Congress Link Family Planning, Climate Change," U.S Secretary of State Clinton recently realized the population-climate link at a forum in India:
"“One of the participants pointed out that it's rather odd to talk about climate change and what we must do to stop and prevent the ill effects without talking about population and family planning. That was an incredibly important point. And yet, we talk about these things in very separate and often unconnected ways," said Clinton.