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Hans Rosling

Population growth and climate change explained by Hans Rosling

June 27, 2014

“Let me show you the world”, says Swedish academic Han Rosling as he demonstrates the dynamics of population growth, child mortality and carbon dioxide emissions, using Lego pieces in this very watchable brief video. Hans Rosling explaining the world

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Hans Rosling’s Yardstick of Wealth and the Truth about Population

November 10, 2013

The phrase “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” was made famous by Mark Twain, and sometimes we really feel like this about the hard truth. The facts that are served to us through mass media. Sometimes the quote can be correct. It is easy to use statistics in dubious ways. […]

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Hans Rosling’s Yardstick of Wealth and the Truth about Population

November 10, 2013

The phrase "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics" was made famous by Mark Twain, and sometimes we really feel like this about the hard truth. The facts that are served to us through mass media. Sometimes the quote can be correct. It is easy to use statistics in dubious ways. […]

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Myths and Facts of a Converging World

June 20, 2012

“It this terrible simplification that there is one Africa, and things go on in one way in Africa. We have to stop that, it is not respectful, and it is not very clever to think that way. I had the fortune to live and work for a time in the United States. I found out […]

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The Global Poverty Project

February 28, 2012

The Global Poverty Project is an international education and advocacy organisation working to catalyse the movement to end extreme poverty. The Project was founded by Hugh Evans and Simon Moss and aims to increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action to end extreme poverty. They launched a new initiative that will raise awareness […]

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The Magic Washing Machine

November 7, 2011

What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Advanced use of chemistry? The car? The light bulb? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine and shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading. Hans Rosling and the […]

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Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years in 4 Minutes

November 28, 2010

The video below is an excerpt from a BBC documentary published on Youtube last week, which takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power thay have to change our understanding of world history. It is presented by superstar Professor Hans Rosling, whose eye-opening, mind-expanding and funny […]

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Global population growth

August 3, 2010

The world’s population will grow to 9 billion over the next 40 years, as we can see in the chart below from the Economist.  The world in 1950 looked very different from how it does now. Europe was home to 22% of the world’s 2.5 billion people. Germany, Britain, Italy and France all counted among […]

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The rise of Asia

November 25, 2009

Hans Rosling is a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician and public speaker. He is Professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute. Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world’s dominant economic force. At TEDIndia in November 2009, […]

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Statistics that will reshape your world-view

June 16, 2009

With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling presents data that debunks several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute and gave this speech at the TED talks conference in Monterey, California in February 2006. Stats that reshape your world view

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