China Has Used 6.6 gigatons of Cement in Three Years

China has used 6.6 gigatons of cement in a span of three years versus the 4.5 gigatons the U.S. used in the 20th century, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Rhett Allain tries to break down China's number into something we can see, and while he uses the terms "concrete" and "cement" interchangeably and the time frames of the U.S. and China numbers differ, his graphics give an idea of how big and heavy a structure or land mass would be if it were made of 6.6 gigatons.

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*This piece originally appeared on Wired.com

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