However, the significant aspect of Krause’s work, which was to show how Africa has been unfairly reduced on the map in size, never gained attention in the Western media. But now, the debate has resurrected again, and the International Cartographic Association (ICA) has added its voice to the debate.
CNN, who started this current debate about the true size of Africa, writes: “on a typical world map, Canada is a vast nation. Home to six time zones, its endless plains spread from ocean to ocean, dominating great swathes of the northern half of the globe. But, in reality, three Canadas would comfortably fit inside Africa. Our world map is wildly misleading.”
When the question on the distortion of the world map was put to the ICA president, Professor Menno-Jan Kraak, he didn’t deny it. He told CNN: “Somehow this map projection came to be used on most world maps, especially those produced for classrooms since the beginning of the 1900s. Most of us have grown up with this world image.”
How does this mean “FE is winning?”
2d maps of the earth will always be wrong, because you can’t perfectly represent a globe in 2d.
If earth were flat, mapping it would be much easier because it would be easily represented in 2d. But every FE make we are shown is easily debunked.
I got very interested in FE, and that’s why I came here, but to be honest everything I thought was true about FE has been debunked.