Analysing The State of the World Through Statistics

Reading the news from day to day as I do, hearing about wars, violence, corruption and poverty all around the globe, and having witnessed a lot of it with my own eyes through travel in the third world. Sometimes I get a little desperate about the apparent state of the humanity.

A friend of mine recently shared a YouTube video of Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes, I watched Han’s before on TED, and he is definitely an excellent presenter of what you would normally think is a very dry subject, but when presented as it is in four minutes as this video does, it is really quite amazing.

Have a watch and enjoy.

Now don’t get me wrong and think suddenly I think all is right with the world, of course it isn’t, but it looks as though we are all living longer, and that is definitely a gauge that we are all going in the right direction.

  1. Janene Murphy
    Jan 6th, 2011 at 11:53
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    I remember seeing the first video, too. I love the way he presents information. I’m also glad that, though there is still great disparity, we are all moving upwards along the same path.

  2. PBScott
    Jan 6th, 2011 at 22:07
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    @Janene Murphy
    I must admit TT recently linked the first video on BC, but I just had to share it with my readers. The TED one is quite good also, but not as good as these two.

  3. Simply Ridiculous
    Feb 6th, 2011 at 13:46
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    Hmmm. Quite interesting!!

  4. PBScott
    Mar 7th, 2011 at 04:04
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    @Simply Ridiculous
    I found it really interesting how all the modernization in Asia as well as the influx of money have made such a difference over the recent years.

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