Given the recent hooh-hah about the global human population on Earth supposedly reaching 7 billion, it’s worth taking another look at this great TED talk by the world’s most entertaining statistician, Hans Rosling.
The Guardian reports that Hans Rosling, the celebrated scientist who has made data cool, doesn’t actually like data that much: “I don’t like it. My interest is not data, it’s the world. And part of world development you can see … Read More
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Last week, the United Nations’ predicted which countries can expect to see the biggest increases in urban populations – China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and … the United States. I’m still waiting for someone to provide a more detailed analysis of … Read More
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- If 7 billion people are living on Earth, how many are dying?
Bill Foege is the man. You wouldn’t know it though, because he’s one of the most self-effacing guys you could meet. Try to compliment him on his singular achievements in global health, and he expertly deflects it. But behind the … Read More
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