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DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population

DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population | The world today | Scoop.it

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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Mackenzie Mcneal :)'s curator insight, August 27, 10:04 AM

Maybe the world  being overpopulated is a good thing. In the video it explains how all of our resources wont run out they will just need to be increased. The way we live and what we live off of is much different than what other people have to live off of.  We have all of these resources to spare that as people bring more children into this world we will have plenty to share. The world is a place to  farm,  to be able to provide for your families,  to live your everyday life without having to worry about dying from diseases. So if the world becomes overpopulated it will force people to move to a better inhabitant.

Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 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, 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? 

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Canada's prison population at all-time high - CBC.ca

Canada's prison population at all-time high - CBC.ca | The world today | Scoop.it
Canada's prison population at all-time high
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Sapers said the United States, with one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, has changed course, having realized that more people in prison doesn't mean safer streets.
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Africa's population to double to 2.4 billion by 2050 - Telegraph.co.uk

Africa's population to double to 2.4 billion by 2050 - Telegraph.co.uk | The world today | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Africa's population to double to 2.4 billion by 2050 Telegraph.co.uk Sub-Saharan Africa's population is rising faster than the rest of the world because modern medicine and health care on the continent means more babies are...

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World not ready for huge aging population - The Japan News

World not ready for huge aging population The Japan News The Associated PressThe world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued this month by...

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Can Earth Handle Its Projected Population of 11 Billion People?

Can Earth Handle Its Projected Population of 11 Billion People? | The world today | Scoop.it
The human population is exploding. Earlier this year, the United Nations released a new report that said the global population was on pace to reach 11 billion people by the end of the century — a full 800 million more people than were expected by...

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Jerusalem Arabs make up Tenth of Population of Palestine - WAFA - Palestine News Agency

Jerusalem Arabs make up Tenth of Population of Palestine WAFA - Palestine News Agency RAMALLAH, November 25, 2013 (WAFA) – A survey by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) on Jerusalem said Monday that the total population of the...

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Megacities @ National Geographic Magazine

Megacities @ National Geographic Magazine | The world today | Scoop.it

There once was a time when big cities thrilled and amazed people. "It is the metropolis of the universe, the garden of the world," Ibn Khaldun, the Arab historian, wrote of Cairo in 1382. English traveler Thomas Coryat described Renaissance Venice as a "beautiful queene." French artist Marcel Duchamp, in 1915, called New York City "a complete work of art." Since their appearance about 3000 B.C., cities have always been the natural center of everything that mattered: the temple, the court, the market, the university. And for anyone with a particle of ambition, there is little choice. Shakespeare left Stratford to go to London, after all; not the reverse.

 

Of course, your own city may not immediately inspire words like "peerless" or "paradise." Even though cities have been the fountains of civilization, many thinkers, from Rousseau to Jefferson to Thoreau, have regarded cities as the source of corruption and evil. The universal myths of earliest Edens are always set in the country; the city is what happens after sin sets in.

 

However urban life strikes you, cities worldwide have been growing ever more rapidly. Some of this growth has occurred in the developed world—Las Vegas, for example, grew by 83 percent in the nineties. But the most dramatic increase has been in the Third World. Almost all the world's population growth over the next 30 years will take place in the cities of developing countries. By the year 2030, for the first time in history, 60 percent of the world's people will be living in cities....

This is actually good news in some ways. "Cities are the fundamental building blocks of prosperity," says Marc Weiss, chairman of the Prague Institute for Global Urban Development, "both for the nation and for families." Industrial and commercial activities in urban areas account for between 50 and 80 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in most countries of the world.

 

"There's the crazy notion that the way to deal with a city's problems is to keep people out of them," Weiss continued. "But the problems of rural life are even more serious than those of the city." For better or worse, urban-watchers are clear on one point: The quality of life for most people in the future will be determined by the quality of cities.

 

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Spanish Language and its Countless Variations

Spanish Language and its Countless Variations | The world today | Scoop.it
Today, the Spanish speaking population reaches over 500 million people around the world. Additionally, Latin America has become in a rapidly growing market with

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India to have world's largest Facebook population by 2016 - Economic Times

India to have world's largest Facebook population by 2016 - Economic Times | The world today | Scoop.it
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India to have world's largest Facebook population by 2016
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The US remains the single country with the greatest number of Facebook users, at 146.8 million this year, and India comes in a distant second.

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Visualizing Regional Population Statistics

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West.


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Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 17, 7:55 PM

Unit 2

Mohamed Mohamed's curator insight, October 13, 4:03 PM

This video describes and explains how we got to a population of 7 billion people so fast

Mohamed Mohamed's curator insight, October 13, 4:04 PM

It also uses water to demonstrate it.

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2013 World Population Data Sheet Interactive World Map

2013 World Population Data Sheet Interactive World Map | The world today | Scoop.it

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Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:28 AM

By looking at this data sheet you can see that the worlds population will increase by the millions in 2050. These populations will increase in areas that are already very populated and in areas that are not so heavily populated yet. 

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 7:00 PM

This is an interactive map where you can click the year you wish and see what the population is or will be. it allows a person to observe and understand population growth better.

Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 12:21 PM

A straightforward map that puts previous knowledge (of the rapidly growing population and the limited food supply) into prescriptive. -UNIT 2

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Connectivity will change city life forever - The Networked Society Blog

Connectivity will change city life forever - The Networked Society Blog | The world today | Scoop.it
In this new series, I will discuss why the urban network is the single most important piece of infrastructure needed for economic growth in a city.

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Population 7 Billion

Population 7 Billion | The world today | Scoop.it

"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 Mirando's curator insight, September 10, 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, 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.

Robert Hardy Simpkins's curator insight, September 10, 9:29 AM

The fact that in just 86 years we will have 15 billion people in our world is a very scary thought.will we have enough resources to account for all the people on Earth. Will there be multiple diseases killing people off. Our population needs to be controlled.

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Japan Population 2013 | World Population Statistics

Japan Population 2013 | World Population Statistics | The world today | Scoop.it
Japan Population 2013 The current population of Japan is estimated to be about 126.66 million people, which is a decrease of about 0.89% from the last record of population. Historically, the population.

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Guy Murray's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:23 AM

Look at this series for countries that interest you or could be good case studies for the exam

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Graphic: A Woman's Place in the World

Graphic: A Woman's Place in the World | The world today | Scoop.it
Canada ranked 17th on a list of the best and worst places to be a woman in the world. The National Post crunches the data

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Keith Thorogood's curator insight, October 29, 2013 10:40 AM

Populations in Transition - gender equality. This table is partially useful, for % of government seats and ratio of female earned income, but be careful using the first three columns, contraception, Life expectancy and no. of years in school (you would need to find the statistics for males as a comparison).

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Country Set to Control Largest Facebook Population Worldwide

Country Set to Control Largest Facebook Population Worldwide | The world today | Scoop.it
Social media marketing has become an integral part of marketing strategy for most of the brands. The power of social media have reached a point where it can no more be avoided.

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DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population

DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population | The world today | Scoop.it

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.


Via Seth Dixon
olivia estrugo's insight:

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT POPULATION

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Mackenzie Mcneal :)'s curator insight, August 27, 10:04 AM

Maybe the world  being overpopulated is a good thing. In the video it explains how all of our resources wont run out they will just need to be increased. The way we live and what we live off of is much different than what other people have to live off of.  We have all of these resources to spare that as people bring more children into this world we will have plenty to share. The world is a place to  farm,  to be able to provide for your families,  to live your everyday life without having to worry about dying from diseases. So if the world becomes overpopulated it will force people to move to a better inhabitant.

Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 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, 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? 

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The ten largest countries by population, 1900 to 2100

The ten largest countries by population, 1900 to 2100 | The world today | Scoop.it
The top ten countries every 50 years (m is for millions): 1900: world population: 1,700m British Empire: 420m China: 415m Russian Empire: 132m USA: 76m French Empire: 76m Germany: 56m Austro-Hungar...

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Big Data => Smart City

Big Data => Smart City | The world today | Scoop.it
The United Nations anticipates that by 2050 more than two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. With a world population of around 9.3 billion people

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GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, December 3, 2013 2:47 AM

2050, 6bn people in cities . . . 

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Harvard Launches Deans' Design Challenge to Proactively Change Urban Life by 2030

Harvard Launches Deans' Design Challenge to Proactively Change Urban Life by 2030 | The world today | Scoop.it

An entrepreneurial dose of design will soon grace the Harvard Innovation Lab. The i-lab announced Friday the launch of the Deans' Design Challenge, a contest aimed at addressing the challenges facing the world's swiftly growing population.

 

Design will join the ranks of Harvard's pre-existing Deans' Challenges. One focuses on cultural entrepreneurship, while the other is centered around health and life sciences. Sponsored by 13 deans from schools across Harvard and hosted by the i-lab, the contests' goals have been for students to create cross-disciplinary teams they can tackle social and health issues head-on with.

 

Between the two competitions, students were awarded a total of $150,000 last semester.

 

The theme of the inaugural Deans' Design Challenge is "Urban Life 2030." Participants will be tasked with developing tools that will improve the livability of our cities. The world's urban population is estimated to grow by roughly 50 percent in the next 15 years, according to the i-lab, and largely in less developed regions where an influx of individuals could compound the effects of existing transportation, safety, food, water and inequality issues.


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The Worst Countries to Grow Old In

The Worst Countries to Grow Old In | The world today | Scoop.it
The world’s older population is growing. According to a report released last week, 11% of the current world population is 60 and older. By 2050, more than one in five will be at least 60 years old....

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Megacities @ National Geographic Magazine

Megacities @ National Geographic Magazine | The world today | Scoop.it

There once was a time when big cities thrilled and amazed people. "It is the metropolis of the universe, the garden of the world," Ibn Khaldun, the Arab historian, wrote of Cairo in 1382. English traveler Thomas Coryat described Renaissance Venice as a "beautiful queene." French artist Marcel Duchamp, in 1915, called New York City "a complete work of art." Since their appearance about 3000 B.C., cities have always been the natural center of everything that mattered: the temple, the court, the market, the university. And for anyone with a particle of ambition, there is little choice. Shakespeare left Stratford to go to London, after all; not the reverse.

 

Of course, your own city may not immediately inspire words like "peerless" or "paradise." Even though cities have been the fountains of civilization, many thinkers, from Rousseau to Jefferson to Thoreau, have regarded cities as the source of corruption and evil. The universal myths of earliest Edens are always set in the country; the city is what happens after sin sets in.

 

However urban life strikes you, cities worldwide have been growing ever more rapidly. Some of this growth has occurred in the developed world—Las Vegas, for example, grew by 83 percent in the nineties. But the most dramatic increase has been in the Third World. Almost all the world's population growth over the next 30 years will take place in the cities of developing countries. By the year 2030, for the first time in history, 60 percent of the world's people will be living in cities....

This is actually good news in some ways. "Cities are the fundamental building blocks of prosperity," says Marc Weiss, chairman of the Prague Institute for Global Urban Development, "both for the nation and for families." Industrial and commercial activities in urban areas account for between 50 and 80 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in most countries of the world.

 

"There's the crazy notion that the way to deal with a city's problems is to keep people out of them," Weiss continued. "But the problems of rural life are even more serious than those of the city." For better or worse, urban-watchers are clear on one point: The quality of life for most people in the future will be determined by the quality of cities.

 

Click headline to read more--


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Megacities and their population