Interactive Map – WorldPopulationHistory.org

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Found here: http://worldpopulationhistory.org/

WorldPopulationHistory.org, an interactive site that lets you explore the peopling of our planet from multiple perspectives – historical, environmental, social and political. It is about the 2,000-year journey of human civilization and the possible paths ahead to the middle of this century.

The genesis of this project was World Population, a simple, yet powerful, video animation of “dots on a map” representing population changes through time. First produced by Population Connection (Zero Population Growth at that time) over 40 years ago, the video became a popular teaching resource. This spawned new editions that have been viewed in classrooms, museums and boardrooms worldwide. The new 2015 version is viewable here in six languages and contains the latest population projections.

But, what if, you could go beyond the video animation to discover more about the trends that have shaped population growth? What if you could zoom into the population map to learn more about the places illuminated by dots? What if you could select different overlays for the map to see the impacts of human lifestyles over time? What if you could then join an online conversation about what you’ve learned? We thought that would be really cool, so we created WorldPopulationHistory.org.

2014 Crash Course: The History of a Year

Merely a selection of sources.
Yours to use for writing, teaching, etc.

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Top Sources for Review:

  1. What America was tweeting about in 2014, Mic.com & Echelon Insights

    http://mic.com/articles/107368/these-were-the-most-important-news-events-of-2014-according-to-twitter?utm_source=Mic+Check&utm_campaign=2f94831a3a-Mic_Report_12_30_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_51f2320b33-2f94831a3a-284973837

  2. By the Numbers: How the World Changed in 2014, The Atlantic

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/12/2014-by-the-numbers-year-review/383953/

  3. The 2014 Year in Review, Gallup.com

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/180332/2014-year-review-gallup-com.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication

  4. 10 Most Important Environmental Stories of 2014, Earth Island Journal

    http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/the_most_important_environmental_stories_of_2014

  5. Eleven Stunning Graphs from 2014 That You Should See, Medium.com

    https://medium.com/@plotlygraphs/eleven-stunning-graphs-from-2014-that-you-should-see-8d2ee4596935

  6. 17 Things We Learned About Income Inequality in 2014, The Atlantic

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/12/17-things-we-learned-about-income-inequality-in-2014/383917/

  7. The Best Longreads of 2014, Various Authors

    http://kottke.org/14/12/the-best-longreads-of-2014

  8. 2014 The Year in Pictures, The New York Times

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/28/sunday-review/2014-year-in-pictures.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&slide=2014-yip-january-slide-KTWD&_r=0&name=yearinpictures

  9. (Photo Gallery) 2014: The Year in Protest, Takepart.com

    http://www.takepart.com/photos/2014-year-protest

  10.  (Charts) The Year in Management Told in 20 Charts, Harvard Business Review

    https://hbr.org/2014/12/the-year-in-management-told-in-20-charts

Lists by Publisher:

The Kicker 2014 Year in 10, GoKicker.com

http://gokicker.com/2014/12/26/kicker-2014-year-in-10-winners/

The Very Best Mashable Reads of 2014, Mashable.com

http://mashable.com/2014/12/07/must-reads-2014/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss

Best Books of 2014: Editors’ Picks, Council on Foreign Relations & various sources

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/features/collections/the-best-books-of-2014-editors-picks?cid=rss-rss_xml-the_best_books_of_editors_pick-000000

14 Must Reads of 2014, Council on Foreign Relations & various sources

http://www.cfr.org/global/14-must-reads-2014/p35877?cid=rss-fullfeed-14_must_reads_of_2014-122414

The Best of 2014, Foreign Affairs Editors

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/discussions/news-and-events/the-best-of-2014-foreign-affairs-editors-select-top-content-of-t?cid=rss-rss_xml-the_best_of_foreign_affairs_ed-000000

Most Popular Features and Essays of 2014, Lifehacker.com

http://lifehacker.com/most-popular-features-and-essays-of-2014-1671909445

(Comic) 2014 in Review, This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow

Part 1: http://images.dailykos.com/images/121067/lightbox/TMW2014-12-24color.png?1419185290
Part 2: http://images.dailykos.com/images/121987/lightbox/TMW2014-12-31color.png?1419787651

10 Must-Read Reddit AMAs of 2014, Mashable.com

http://mashable.com/2014/12/28/best-reddit-amas-2014/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss

Notable Articles:

The Torture Report, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2014/images/12/09/sscistudy1.pdf

14 From ’14: Quick Takes on the Midterm Elections, University of Virginia Center for Politics

http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/14-from-14-quick-takes-on-the-midterm/

All We Need is the Will to Change, The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/11/pessimistic-un-climate-change-report-also-offers-an-out/382262/

The Fortune Global 500 Isn’t All That Global, Harvard Business Review

 http://hbr.org/2014/11/the-fortune-global-500-isnt-all-that-global/

Investment Management Director Offers Top 10 Lessons Learned in 2014, Above the Law

http://abovethelaw.com/2014/12/investment-management-director-offers-top-10-lessons-learned-in-2014/

Megan Smith Thinks Every Child Should Be Able to Code, The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/10/us-cto-every-child-should-be-able-to-code/382089/

Why This War?, Antiwar.com

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/10/09/why-this-war-2/

Opinion: France & Britain’s Poorly-Drawn Middle East Was Destined to Collapse

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Opening Lines:
John B. Judis of New Republic argues that the United States is powerless to combat the breaking up of nonsensical Middle East borders drawn nearly a hundred years ago by colonial powers. This collapse, he argues, is and has been quite inevitable:

What is happening is that the arrangements that the British and French created during and after World War I—which established the very existence of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan, and later contributed to the creation of Israel—are unraveling. Some of these states will survive in their present form, but others will not.

As Judis explains, the names Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Palestine were affixed to territories formerly of the Ottoman Empire that were parsed out to Britain and France as spoils of World War I.

Full Synopsis Here: http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/france-and-britains-poorly-drawn-middle-east-was-destined-to-collapse

Full Article Here: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118409/mideast-unravelling-and-theres-not-much-us-can-do

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