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Hans Rosling on global population

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As well as or instead of the (executive summary!) of Royal Society reading on population, we can watch this Ted Talk (ages since we had one of these – if ever?). Hans Rosling the statistician (don’t be put off – he’s a gem) talks about global population, income and family size, linking it to a green transition. Probably nothing so new for any of us, but nicely illustrated. Some of his other Ted Talks are more entertaining and use amazing digital graphics but this one – er – owes a lot to IKEA! http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_on_global_population_growth.html

Rosling’s project website is useful too http://www.gapminder.org/

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