After seeing Nadieh Bremer’s great Breathing Earth infographic, I thought it would be cool to recreate it in R, as you do. Then I saw that it was made from lots of tif files…hmmm. I did some work with those before, ain’t doin it again voluntarily, no thanks. So then I started thinking about something else that would be (kind of) similar and interesting. I saw the sf package and its interesting geom_sf() recently, and so I thought it would be a nice opportunity to try that out.