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.
Merely a selection of sources.
Yours to use for writing, teaching, etc.
Top Sources for Review:
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
By the Numbers: How the World Changed in 2014, The Atlantic
The 2014 Year in Review , Gallup.com
10 Most Important Environmental Stories of 2014, Earth Island Journal
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
17 Things We Learned About Income Inequality in 2014 , The Atlantic
The Best Longreads of 2014 , Various Authors
2014 The Year in Pictures , The New York Times
(Photo Gallery) 2014: The Year in Protest , Takepart.com
(Charts) The Year in Management Told in 20 Charts, Harvard Business Review
Lists by Publisher:
The Kicker 2014 Year in 10 , GoKicker.com
The Very Best Mashable Reads of 2014, Mashable.com
Best Books of 2014: Editors’ Picks, Council on Foreign Relations & various sources
14 Must Reads of 2014 , Council on Foreign Relations & various sources
The Best of 2014, Foreign Affairs Editors
Most Popular Features and Essays of 2014, Lifehacker.com
(Comic) 2014 in Review, This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow
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
14 From ’14: Quick Takes on the Midterm Elections , University of Virginia Center for Politics
All We Need is the Will to Change , The Atlantic
The Fortune Global 500 Isn’t All That Global, Harvard Business Review
Investment Management Director Offers Top 10 Lessons Learned in 2014, Above the Law
Megan Smith Thinks Every Child Should Be Able to Code, The Atlantic
Why This War?, Antiwar.com
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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
Countless Maps to teach us about our world!
Slightly Warped: Maps that will change the way you see the world
Business Insider: 15 Maps That Show How Americans Use Drugs
PolicyMic: Probably the Coolest Political Map of the World You’ll See
Washington Post: Another way to explain who we are: The 15 types of communities that make up America
Washington Post: Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?
Tufts Magazine: Up in Arms
Washington Post: The United States of Watersheds
University of Richmond: Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States
New York Times: Mapping Poverty in the United States
The Atlantic: What you get when 30 people draw a world map from memory
Washington Post: 40 more maps that explain the world
The Atlantic: This warped map shows global warmings biggest offenders
Washington Post: 40 charts that explain the world
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