Sunday, January 02, 2011

Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Statistics

The growth of global wealth and well-being over the past 200 years.

Finfacts article: Sweden's Gapminder shatters economic and environmental myths with online animated graphs

The Joy of Stats: Hans Rosling says there’s nothing boring about stats, and then goes on to prove it. Only with statistics can we make sense of the world and harness the data deluge to serve us rather than drown in its confusion.

A one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and broadcast by BBC, 2010.

Finfacts article: Global population to grow to 7bn in 2011; Family photo of all humanity could be taken in area of Los Angeles city