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DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population

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Don’t Panic – is a one-hour long documentary broadcasted on BBC on the 7th of November 2013.

The visualizations are based on original graphics and stories by Gapminder and the underlaying data-sources are listed here.
Hans’s — “All time favorite graph”, is an animating bubble chart linking health and wealth which you can interact with online here and download offline here.


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Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:24 PM

Although this is a very long video, it provides extremely important facts about the explosion of population growth, the history and background behind it all, countries and states at risk, already occurring issues and possible solutions to these rising problems. - UNIT 2

MissPatel's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:21 AM

Most of you have watched this - have a quick recap. Can you use this in any of your answers to exam questions? 

AHS Model UN's curator insight, November 19, 2015 2:13 PM

Population growth in an important topic that is connected to economic development.  If you've seen Hans Roslings TED talks, this is an hour-long version of many of the same concepts and data visualizations.  His Gapminder data visualization tool, it is a must see for geography teachers to show the connections between population statistics and developmental patterns--let students see the data.  This is an article that looks at a different factor, arguing that overpopulation isn't the real issue.  
 

Tags: gapminder, population, demographic transition model, development.

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9 Billion? A Whirlwind Trip Through Population Trends

The world has never seen anything like the population explosion of the past century. The United Nations projects that the global population will top 9 billio...

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 12, 2013 10:12 PM

Population trends

Kyle Kampe's curator insight, May 27, 2014 10:27 PM

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concept of population growth rates because it uses UN information about population and population trends to predict beyond the present and make suggestions on what to do about it.

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Experts tackle child labour, widowhood - The Nation

Experts tackle child labour, widowhood - The Nation | Global Challenges | Scoop.it

Experts tackle child labour


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Why Fairtrade?

What is Fairtrade? It's sometimes more expensive - why should we pay more? What's the point? Well, Fairtrade gives people enables people to earn a wage that ...

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UK consumers go bananas for Fairtrade

UK consumers go bananas for Fairtrade | Global Challenges | Scoop.it
Sector bucks trend of retail decline by reaching value of £1.32bn last year, compared to £1.17bn in 2010...

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Population 7 Billion

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"Just 200 years ago, there were only 1 billion people on the planet, and over the next 150 years, that number grew to 3 billion. But in the past 50 years, the global population has more than doubled, and the UN projects that it could possibly grow to 15 billion by the year 2100. As the international organization points out, this increasing rate of change brings with it enormous challenges."

 


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Roman M's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:17 AM

At first, the world's population did not grow a lot. Now we are growing about 1 billion in 12 years, that is scary compared to the 200 years we grew about 1 billion. These are some pictures of some highly dense populations. It is even scarier that in 2100 the population is suspected to be 15 billion.

jada_chace's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:25 AM

Over the years our world population has grown enormously. Almost  200 years ago there was only 1 billion people in the world, and as time went on the population started to increase dramatically. By 2100, geographers say the population will grow to be 150 million people in the world. The population continues to grow throughout time, we therefore should be cautious on how we are to our environment.

Gene Gagne's curator insight, November 22, 2015 12:49 PM

I saw the pictures. It is amazing how peoples back yards are all different. From water to dirt to garbage to no back yards at all. I was commenting on the fact with the population growth there is only one way to build and that is up. Then i saw the pictures of the High risers and how tall they were and so close together. It is a no wonder people live in a stressful environment. There is nothing like living in a wide open land lot with grass in Wyoming or Montana but that sure will change in the next 50 years.

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Zuckerberg and Hennessy discuss how social media can solve global challenges

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During a conversation in Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Stanford President John Hennessy provided a few pointers for young entrepreneurs.

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Christian Løfaldli's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:04 AM

this is so true. i believe that with so many people active worldwide, the world can easily change for the better.

Rachel Lyng's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:18 AM

Do you think social media can solve global challenges? I Facebook  connects the world togehter, and news are being posted so the whole world can see whats going on in their county and so on. 

Eirik Hernes's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:22 AM

This is an article about Mark Zuckerberg telling people that they should start creating more social networks  so that all of us can learn and communicate in a very good way

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Child labour uncovered in Apple's supply chain

Child labour uncovered in Apple's supply chain | Global Challenges | Scoop.it
Internal audit reveals 106 children employed at 11 factories making Apple products in past year

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Marte Sødal's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:29 AM

This article describes the situation of companies utilizing children in their production. It also tells about how no company wishes to be associated with underage labour as a subject. This article gave a larger view of the situation how the companies and producers think towards the situation, which made a bigger impact on me.

Renathe Kristoffersen's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:32 AM

This article tells us about child labour in Apple fabrics. Shocking results..

Jonas tho's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:39 AM

dumme magne

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Why fairtrade wine isn't working - The Guardian

Why fairtrade wine isn't working
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Surely it can't be that people who want to support Fairtrade don't care about the quality of the wine they drink? Or that wine buffs couldn't give a monkey's about the working conditions of employees?

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Global challenges, global solutions

Richard Quest and experts discuss fiscal strategy aimed at bolstering economic recovery.
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