There are some big numbers in the world of the environment. ExxonMobil made over $350 Billion in revenue in 2010, $243 Billion was invested in clean energy world wide in that same year. We see numbers like billions and trillions used a lot in the news and it can be hard to wrap your head around what exactly that means.


The always relevant webcomic xkcd published a great illustration that walks you through different amounts of money and how they relate to each other. Click over to xkcd and scroll around the full illustration. An informed citizen is a powerful citizen.



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Always relevant: xkcd on big money
Just how big IS a trillion dollars? What does an amount like $500 billion REALLY mean? The excellent webcomic xkcd provides all the answers with their infograph