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2015 World Economic Freedom Levels: Heat Map for Continents and Countries

2015 World Economic Freedom Levels: Heat Map for Continents and Countries
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Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind about the world Jörgen Hildebrandt Hans Rosling doesn’t consider himself an optimist or a pessimist but rather a ‘possibilist’. Hans Rosling knew never to flee from men wielding machetes. Rosling, a physician and epidemiologist, pulled from his knapsack a handful of photographs of people from different parts of Africa who had been crippled by konzo, an incurable disease that was affecting many in this community, too. He is still trying to arm influential people with facts. But among his fellow scientists, Rosling is less popular. So now, in the sunset of his career, Rosling is writing a book with his son Ola and his daughter-in-law Anna Rosling Rönnlund to dispel outdated beliefs. Life on the brink Rosling’s ambitions were born from curiosity. The couple studied medicine — she as a nurse and he as a doctor — and travelled through India and southeast Asia on a shoestring budget. In 1981, he received a letter from an Italian nun working as a nurse at a remote health post. The true picture of poverty

Live flight tracker! The Australian dollar is 'smashed' and teetering over the US 70c precipice | Business The Australian dollar has been in freefall. “Smashed” was the description from a foreign exchange trader friend noting that since the peak of US$1.1080 during 2011, the dollar is now below US 75c and many strategists are now forecasting a fall below US70c and with a real risk of US60c over the next year. The Australian dollar’s fall of more than US 35c from its recent peak is substantial and reflects a buildup of negative news concerning the economy. Recently, I noted the escalation in Australia’s net foreign debt as one factor that is risking international investor confidence. Of the many other factors that tend to drive the level of the Australian dollar, almost all have been negative and are suggesting that, in the near term, there are still substantial downside risks. Commodity prices have fallen sharply, many dropping to their lowest level in a decade. Another negative influence, which is likely to persist for some time, is the record low level for Australian interest rates.

List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita - Wikipedia Wikimedia list article Countries by GDP (PPP) per capita (Int$) in 2018 according to the IMF This page is a list of the countries of the world by gross domestic product (at purchasing power parity) per capita, i.e., the purchasing power parity (PPP) value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given year, divided by the average (or mid-year) population for the same year. Method The gross domestic product (GDP) per capita figures on this page are derived from PPP calculations. Note that the Irish GDP data below is subject to material distortion by the tax planning activities of foreign multinationals in Ireland. 2015 Irish GDP was over 150% of 2015 Irish gross national income (GNI). Lists of countries and dependencies All figures are in current international dollars, and rounded up or down to the nearest whole number. Distorted GDP-per-capita for tax havens Ireland has, more or less, stopped using GDP to measure its own economy. See also Notes References

NatGeo Mapmaker Interactive YouTube Help The URL to a YouTube video must be the full length url. To ensure you are using the correct URL, visit your video on Bjørn Lomborg consensus centre could be set up at Flinders University | Australia news The federal government has held talks with Flinders University over the possibility of establishing a research centre headed by controversial academic Bjørn Lomborg. Flinders University said it had asked the department of education for information about Lomborg’s consensus centre but insisted it had not made a firm decision over whether it wanted to host the academic’s work. The federal education minister, Christopher Pyne, has vowed to find another university to take on Lomborg’s centre after the University of Western Australia decided in May to hand back $4m in federal government funding for it. The UWA opted to take the funding for the centre, only to reverse course following a backlash from its academics. Lomborg’s venture would be linked to his Copenhagen consensus centre, with a focus on aid spending and international development. Lomborg is a controversial figure among academics, particularly in the field of climate science due to his contrarian stance on the issue.

GCSE Bitesize: Measuring development Flu & Ebola Map | Virus & Contagious Disease Surveillance Tuvalu climate refugees granted residency in New Zealand A family from Tuvalu have been granted residency in New Zealand on humanitarian grounds. Creative Commons: Stefan Lins, 2000 A family from Tuvalu has been granted New Zealand residency after claiming they would be affected by climate change and rising sea levels if they returned home. It is the first successful application for residency on humanitarian grounds where climate change has been a factor. Sigeo Alesana and his family moved to New Zealand from Tuvalu in 2007, but has had no legal status in the country since 2009. The family’s case was originally dismissed by the tribunal in March but was successfully appealed on humanitarian grounds because of their strong family and community links to New Zealand. Mr Alesana already has six sisters and an elderly mother to care for in the country. The tribunal is also said to have acted over concerns about climate change, and particularly the vulnerability of the couple’s children to illnesses as a result of poor water quality. About the Author

Per Capita GDP Definition What Is Per Capita GDP? Per capita gross domestic product (GDP) is a metric that breaks down a country’s GDP per person. It is calculated by dividing GDP over a country’s population. GDP per capita is a universal measure globally for gauging the prosperity of nations. Understanding Per Capita GDP There can be a few ways to analyze a company’s wealth and prosperity. GDP per capita shows how much economic production value can be attributed to each individual citizen. GDP itself is the primary measure of a country’s economic productivity. GDP per capita is often analyzed alongside GDP. Key Takeaways Per capita GDP is a universal measure of national prosperity.Per capita GDP is calculated by dividing GDP over population.Small, rich countries and more developed industrial countries tend to have the highest per capita GDP. Per Capita GDP Factors Governments can use GDP per capita to understand how the economy is growing with its population. Per Capita GDP Statistics Forecasts for Per Capita GDP

DengueMap Marker Color Marker color reflects the noteworthiness of events at a particular location during a given time window. An event's degree of noteworthiness is based on the significance rating of the alert provided by HealthMap users. In the absence of user ratings, the system assigns a composite score based on the disease importance and the news volume associated with the alert. If a location's marker has multiple alerts, the color associated with the most prominent alert is used. Marker Size The large circle indicates a country-level alert, while state, province and local alerts are indicated by the small circle.

Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga says climate change 'like a weapon of mass destruction' - Australia Network News Updated The Prime Minister of the small Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has compared climate change to a weapon of mass destruction, and warned Australia not to stand in the way of a new global agreement. Enele Sopoaga says his country and many other low-lying Pacific nations are facing serious threats from global warming. Mr Sopoaga says he'll be making his position clear when he co-chairs a UN climate change summit in New York next month. "We are caught in the middle, and certainly in Tuvalu, we are very, very worried - we are already suffering," he said. "It's already like a weapon of mass destruction, and the indications are all there. "We only need to garner strong, collective leadership - we simply are going to again underscore the message that we are dying." Mr Sopoaga says countries have to move beyond questions of political sovereignty to address the realities in his country. "We are not dealing with sovereignties any more - there are no boundaries to the effects of climate change.

Development indicators - Development - KS3 Geography Revision - BBC Bitesize A Passage to India Map A Passage to India Map created by Peter Biggins ^^^ Hide Description ^^^ Advertisements Categorized Markers Author Book view locations on separate page Build This Map Map Settings Share / Export Kabul Map data ©2015 Google, INEGI Terms of Use Map Satellite To link to this map use this url: ... or use this to link directly to the selected marker: ... or use this to link directly to the current view: Add points: by clicking: (just click on the map) Comments (0) Add A Comment Map Overview Legend Do you know someone planning a wedding or are you getting married? A Passage to India Map : Dewas Where E. : King's College Front Gate of Kings College, which Forster attended from 1897 to 1901. : Aden Where Adela and Mrs. : Asirgarh Fortress Fortress seen by Mrs. : Bankipur The fictional town of Chandrapore is based on Bankipur, a suburb of Patna, on the Ganges River. : Bankipur Club Club on which the Club in the book is based. : Belaganj Station (Barabar Caves) : Benares : Bombay Port for ships serving England and India. : Cambridge