Images of globalization

Country income groups (World Bank classification)

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Country income groups (World Bank classification). There are huge regional differences in the above trends. Globally, poverty rates have fallen from 52% in 1981 to 42% in 1990 and to 26% in 2005. In Sub-Saharan Africa, however, the poverty rate remained constant at around 50%. This region also comprises the majority of countries making the least progress in reducing child malnutrition. The poverty rate in East Asia fell from nearly 80% in 1980 to under 20% by 2005. East Asia, notably China, was successful in more than halving the proportion of underweight children between 1990 and 2006. In contrast, and despite improvements since 1990, almost 50% of the children are underweight in Southern Asia. This region alone accounts for more than half the world’s malnourished children.

Country income groups (World Bank classification)

The map of how bin Laden news spread through the Twittersphere

May 2, 2011, Dean Takahashi
http://venturebeat.com/2011/05/02/the-map-of-how-bin-laden-news-spread-t...

"The map above shows just how fast it all happened in the first 12 hours after the first tweets about the killing of the world’s most-wanted terrorist, starting around 730 pm Pacific time on Sunday. Sysomos said that its social media monitoring tool measured the spread.

Sheldon Levine of Sysomos said that about an hour and fifteen minutes after the word started spreading, and just as President Obama finished his address, there were more than 500,000 tweets, 796 blog posts and 507 published news articles. About 2.5 hours after the news broke, there were 860,177 tweets, 3,079 blog mentions, and 3,235 news stories."

The map of how bin Laden news spread through the Twittersphere

Urban Growth per Hour

This world map shows the population growth per hour projected through 2015 in some of the fastest growing cities with more than one million people. Source: http://www.urban-age.net/10_cities/_data/data_UAC.html (please visit for more information)

Urban Growth per Hour

Urban, dryland, and polar systems

Urban, dryland, and polar systems. Urban systems are built environments with a high human density. For mapping purposes, the MA uses known human settlements with a population of 5,000 or more, with boundaries delineated by observing persistent night-time lights or by inferring areal extent in the cases where such observations are absent.

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Urban, dryland, and polar systems

Water supply and sanitation coverage in Africa

Water supply and sanitation coverage in Africa. The water supply situation in Africa is already precarious, and climate change is expected to exacerbate the problem. This graphic shows the amount of water supply coverage at the national level for Africa, and the amount of sanitation coverage, as a percentage, at the national level for Africa. Statistics are shown for rural areas, for urban areas, and for all areas.

 

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Water supply and sanitation coverage in Africa

Trends in urban and rural populations, less developed regions, 1960-2030 (estimates and projections)

Sources: United Nations Population Division. 2007. World Urbanization Prospects: The 2007 Revision Population Database. HYPERLINK 'http://esa.un.org/unup/index.asp?panel=1' http://esa.un.org/unup/index.asp?panel=1 (Accessed November 28, 2008) Link to web-site http://www.grida.no/publications/rr/food-crisis/ Cartographer/Designer: Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil Appears in: The Environmental Food Crisis - The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises Published: 2009 (Available: UNEP)Trends in urban and rural populations, less developed regions, 1960-2030 (estimates and projections)