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An Eye-Opening Map of the Future of Global Development

An Eye-Opening Map of the Future of Global Development | Communication design | Scoop.it

By 2050, the world’s population is projected to approach nine billion. With more people will come more developed land—a lot more.

Urbanization, agriculture, energy, and mining put 20 percent of the world’s remaining forests, grasslands, and other natural ecosystems at risk of conversion by 2050.

With that kind of expansion, there are sure to be harms—namely clean water, clean air, and biodiversity. 

To mitigate some of those risks, scientists and geographers at the Nature Conservancy have taken a crucial step by mapping the potential impact that human growth will have on natural lands.

It’s the most comprehensive look to date at how major forms of development will take over fragile ecosystems, if left unchecked...


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The World as 100 People / Infographic

The World as 100 People / Infographic | Communication design | Scoop.it

A demographic portrait of humanity if the world were 100 people.


From data source, 100people.org:

The world population has now reached 7 billion people. This milestone inspired us to conduct research to update our statistics, and the changes over the past 5 years are remarkable. In 2006, only 1 person out of 100 would have had a college education-- today that number has jumped to 7 thanks in part to advances in higher education in Asia. The detailed research and source information can be found here and the statistics provided by Donella Meadows in 1990 that originally inspired our project can be viewed here.
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Aurélia-Claire Jaeger's curator insight, March 29, 2013 6:03 AM

J'aime bien ce coup d'oeil sur notre monde ...

micheala mendoza's comment, April 1, 2013 11:21 PM
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