February 23, 2014
Monthly average atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii (CDIAC)
Gee, while we’re exploring Hans Rosling‘s and Gapminder’s videos at Vimeo, let’s take a look at the animated chart showing CO² emissions since 1820.
Anything we can learn there?
What did we learn?
- CO² emissions from humans rose a lot after the start of the industrial revolution
- When nations industrialize, CO² output rises dramatically (But, what’s with Brunei? Flaring of oil wells?)
Gapminder quiz on global development: “About the Quiz/Teacher’s guide Use this quiz to introduce subjects such as global health, the effects of HIV, population growth and carbon dioxide emissions, or as starting point to discuss what development is. What do the indicators in these quizzes say about the world?”
February 23, 2014
Yes, that famous Rosling guy with the bouncing bubble, animated charts from TEDS.
TEDS star Hans Rosling, not in over his head.
Why not panic? Rosling’s group, Gapminder, explains:
The world might not be as bad as you might believe!
Don’t Panic – is a one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and 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 which you can interact with online here and download offline here.
Hans presents some results from our UK Ignorance Survey described here.
Director & Producer; Dan Hillman, Executive Producer: Archie Baron. ©Wingspan Productions for BBC, 2013. A DVD version of this film is available to order from Wingspan Productions.
Alas, we can’t embed the film. You must view the video — for free — at the Gapminder site, here.
December 19, 2012
Here’s one from a maybe-odd source, but with relatively good citations.
If we have limited money to spend in government, can we put spending on a balance to see where it should be spent? This is one example out of many pending before the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, today — right now, and for the coming several months. When you hear elected representatives say “we must cut spending to reduce deficits,” you need to understand that their proposal is to cut spending for education, for job training, for employment assistance, for unemployment payments, for health care, for mental health care, for drug rehabilitation programs, but generally NOT for incarceration programs. In short, they are saying we must cut off the education of poor kids, to build jails to house them if they run afoul of the criminal justice system after being unable to get the education and training to get a job that will produce the income that would have made them great parents and taxpayers.
If we have limited money to spend in government, can we put spending on a balance to see where it should be spent?
- Prisons, or schools?
- Prisons, or mental health care?
- Prisons, or drug rehabilitation?
- Justice, or incarceration?
From OnlineJusticeDegree.com; check references listed on the chart.
What do you think?
- Source of the graphic, http://www.onlinecriminaljusticedegree.com/no-justice-for-all/
- New York Times, “U.S. prison population dwarfs that of other nations” April 23, 2008
- List of incarceration rates by country (“We’re #1!)
- Land of the Free: the Best Investigative Reporting on U.S. Prisons (propublica.org)
- Tragedies … Read the Essay about Jon E. Yount (faktensucher.wordpress.com)
- Why Do We Keep Building Needless Prisons? (alethonews.wordpress.com)
- Yes, I’ve posted this before, when I found it at Under the Lobsterscope
- The other conversation: America’s decrepit mental health infrastructure (tv.msnbc.com)
- Mental health patients receive substandard care (confused.com)
- UK News: Addict treatment ‘better than jail’ (walesonline.co.uk)
- Why violent people don’t get mental health treatment (counselorssoapbox.com)
- Newton, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Columbine – type shootings WILL NOT STOP and WILL ESCALATE until we educate about, make access easy to, and fund mental health care (drlindashelton.wordpress.com)
- AZ invites CCA to help get more customers in School to Prison Pipepline (lake.typepad.com)
November 27, 2011
I would have sworn I had posted this earlier. I can’t find it in any search right now.
So, here it is:
Hans Rosling does a program on BBC showing, among other things, great data displays. In this one he shows how the development of trade and free enterprise economics lifted most of the world out of dismal, utter poverty, over the course of 200 years.
“200 countries, 200 years, in 4 minutes – the Joy of Statistics”
How can you use this in the class, world history teachers? Economics teachers? Does freedom mean you can get rich? Or does getting rich mean you get freedom? Can a nation achieve riches without freedom, or freedom without riches?
You need to know:
Uploaded by BBC on Nov 26, 2010
More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wgq0l
Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before – using augmented reality animation. In this spectacular section of ‘The Joy of Stats’ he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.
Tip of the old scrub brush to The Tufted Titmouse.