7B people & you: What's your number? Sources: All population data are based on estimates by the UN Population Division and all calculations provided by the UN Population Fund. The remaining data are from other sections of the UN, the Global Footprint Network and the International Telecommunications Union. Want to find out more? Visit the UN Population Fund's detailed population calculator, 7 billion and me. Water & Sanitation Clean water saves lives. Water is life. When water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill. Globally, waterborne illnesses are a leading cause of death for children under five, killing nearly 1,000 children every day. UNICEF works in more than 100 countries to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Whether by restoring access to clean water after a disaster or promoting safe hygiene practices in schools and communities, UNICEF is on the ground helping children in need.
How Did We Get to 7 Billion People So Fast? I love the cool infographic video from NPR. 7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast? is a video that uses colored liquids to visualize the population rates of the differen continents. High birth rates mean fast liquid pouring in, slower death rates slow down the liquid dripping out of the bottom.
Facts: Water Water 1 in 10 people lack access to safe water Sanitation 1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet Women & Children Interactive - NatGeoMag Population The World of Seven Billion The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Stats for Country Grouping: Densely populated countries Pie charts Citation "Stats for Country Grouping: Densely populated countries", NationMaster. Retrieved from "Stats for Country Grouping: Densely populated countries, NationMaster." 2014
Dencity Dencity maps population density using circles of various size and hue. Larger, darker circles show areas with fewer people, while smaller, brighter circles highlight crowded cities. Representing denser areas with smaller circles results in additional geographic detail where there are more people, while sparsely populated areas are more vaguely defined. Read more about how Dencity was made. Refugee kids adapt to Australia 00:00:00:00NATHAN BAZLEY:Australia is known as a multicultural country because people from all over the world come here to live. For refugees who now call Australia home it's a fresh start, but it's also a big adjustment. Matt takes a look at a program helping a group of African boys to find their feet.00:00:20:17MATTHEW HOLBROOK:If heights aren't your thing, look away now. This might look like great fun to you or maybe the idea of leaping into nothing scares you silly. But for this group of African teens it's teaching them a pretty valuable skill - trust.00:00:42:09BOY:Moses, you can do it!
American migration map Overhauling his migration map from last year, Jon Bruner uses five year's worth of IRS data to map county migration in America: Each move had its own motivations, but in aggregate they reflect the geographical marketplace during the boom and bust of the last decade: Migrants flock to Las Vegas in 2005 in search of cheap, luxurious housing, then flee in 2009 as the city’s economy collapses; Miami beckons retirees from the North but offers little to its working-age residents, who leave for the West. Even fast-growing boomtowns like Charlotte, N.C., lose residents to their outlying counties as the demand for exurban tract-housing pushes workers ever outward. Sustainable tourism Transcript 00:00:00:00Reporter Jane Cowan and hotelier Michael Halle walk down a windswept Mexican beach. A series of discreet huts line the forest edge.00:00:03:00MICHAEL HALLE:Maya teachings, the underworld is... That's how you enter the underworld is through the cave system and the cenotes.00:00:12:05JANE COWAN:Canadian hotelier Michael Halle is trying to tread lightly, promoting sustainable tourism.00:00:18:10Interview with Michael Halle. Text on screen - 'Michael Halle, Papaya Playa Project.'00:00:18:10MICHAEL HALLE:Cancun at one time looked just like Tulum today.
Bio.Diaspora: Visualising interactions between populations and travel I want to share some impressive work I’ve recently come across from a Toronto-based project/group called Bio.Diaspora. Last week the team was featured in the Lancet Infectious Disease Journal as part of a special report on Mass Gatherings and Health. The report focused specifically on the potential health risks posed by the mass gathering and transit of people attending events like the Olympic Games. You can find out more information about this story on the BBC and CBC, as well as through watching the animated visualisation below. I got in touch with David Kossowsky, a GIS mapper, cartographer and graphic designer, to find out more about the work of Bio.Diaspora and some of the visualisations they have been working on.
The Trading Game 1. Divide the class into small groups and set up the game.Tell students that they will participate in a hypothetical trading game. Divide the class into five groups and assign each group one of the following countries: United Kingdom, China, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, and Ghana. List the following exports and their values on the board for reference during trading: Global Migration Patterns: the Flows of People to and from Countries Global Migration Patterns [mpg.de] by the German Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity contains a set of interactive instruments that visualize the latest global migration data. The "International Migration Flows shows the different flows to - and from - selected OECD-countries between the years 1970-2007. It illustrates the concept of "Superdiversity", or how during the last 2 decades more people than ever have moved between different locations worldwide. The outer circle shows the number of emigrants, with each bar represents a country of origin and each color conveying a unique continent. The inner circle shows the number of immigrants.
8 ways Magna Carta still affects life in 2015 Magna Carta had a dual impact on the British Empire and its successor, the Commonwealth of Nations. It was used by British administrators, colonists and merchants to justify the nation's imperial ambitions but its legacy has also been invoked by Indigenous people and colonial subjects in their pursuit of justice and independence. Britain's early overseas ambitions were mercantile and chartered companies like the East India Company and the Hudson's Bay Company were granted monopolies by royal decree.