If you have data with disparate values between areas, making an area cartogram is an effective way to map out those values. Unfortunately, making area cartogram maps within ArcGIS can’t been done natively so external scripts and programs are needed.
This is an excellent spatial graph that helps to explain the distribution of the human population. Why do we live where we live? The longitude map is still fascinating, but has less explanatory power. What would be brilliant is a graph that charted population by latitude (as this does) AND charts the amount of land at each given latitude. To see the originals on the Radical Cartography website, see: http://www.radicalcartography.net/index.html?histpop
What really is the impact of our continual population growth? What ways can we hope to manage this issue? Well, one of the key tools at our disposal according to this article is family planning. Every dollar spent on family planning in Africa creates $90-$150 in benefits. Now that's a healthy multiplier!
In this series, Bjorn Lomborg explores the smartest investments to respond to global challenges like hunger, disease, sanitation, and climate change—and readers get to have their say. See the other articles here.
Free educaiton? MIT has already had a great deal of success with their MITx. According to this article, over 120,000 students from around the world signed up for the first class. The success of Harvard and MIT joining together with edX could cause a paradigm shift in continued education.
By Vanessa Quirk(click here for original article) Poverty and violence, boarded windows and weedy lawns, immigrants jammed “by the dozen into houses conceived for the Cleavers.” In “Can this Suburb be Saved?
See National Geographic's Enduring Voices link for a nice introduction about the extinction of languages. One dies aproximately every 14 minutes, and by the end of the century, its estimated that half of the 7,000 languages in the world today will have become extinct.
For one indigenous people, the internet could be key to saving a language related to no other on earth.
While going vegetarian may not be desirable for many people, cutting back our consumption of animal products can have a significant positive impact on the environment. This article outlines some of the stastics supporting this view.
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Forbes recently released an updated list of the world’s billionaires. The listing contains the ranking for 1,226 individuals and families who’s net worth as of March of 2012 was 1 billion USD or more. Since the listings contained both a country...