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The largest migration in history: China’s migrant workers

Migration from inland villages to coastal cities has transformed China. Now that is changing, as regional cities inland become the new focus of migration patterns.

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How Much Energy Will We Need By 2050?

2050: Redesigning Our Energy Future, presented by Shell in partnership with Discovery and Wired, is an hour-long television special that takes a look at the looming challenges the world faces over the next 40 years, as energy demands intensify while non-renewable energy resources continue to diminish. With an expected 2050 global population of nine billion people, most of whom will be living in vast megacities, it’s clear that pressure on the world’s resources creates daunting challenges for humanity.

But these difficult prospects also come with amazing opportunities, as individuals and communities explore what it will take to build a better future. 2050 will take a look at both the real challenges, as well as the people of today who are working to come up with innovative, viable solutions to create a more sustainable energy future for the world.

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This fun little infographic displays the results of a poll of 2000 individuals, showcasing what their bucketlists would look like if the world ended in 2012, based on the old Mayan myth. The most interesting phenomenon for me is that people, as you would have imagined, always mention they would like spend more time with family, discover the world or simply relax.
Why can’t bucketlists be actually implemented? It seems that because we constantly move, we are unable to stand still and, when given an ultimatum, we suddenly discover life’s brakepads. I would like to imagine that the next time this poll is taken, most individuals would say that they did everything they desired, within their means of accomplishment, and all that is left is plain destiny.  

This fun little infographic displays the results of a poll of 2000 individuals, showcasing what their bucketlists would look like if the world ended in 2012, based on the old Mayan myth. The most interesting phenomenon for me is that people, as you would have imagined, always mention they would like spend more time with family, discover the world or simply relax.
Why can’t bucketlists be actually implemented? It seems that because we constantly move, we are unable to stand still and, when given an ultimatum, we suddenly discover life’s brakepads. I would like to imagine that the next time this poll is taken, most individuals would say that they did everything they desired, within their means of accomplishment, and all that is left is plain destiny.  

The End of the World Travel Bucket List

This fun little infographic displays the results of a poll of 2000 individuals, showcasing what their bucketlists would look like if the world ended in 2012, based on the old Mayan myth. The most interesting phenomenon for me is that people, as you would have imagined, always mention they would like spend more time with family, discover the world or simply relax.

Why can’t bucketlists be actually implemented? It seems that because we constantly move, we are unable to stand still and, when given an ultimatum, we suddenly discover life’s brakepads. I would like to imagine that the next time this poll is taken, most individuals would say that they did everything they desired, within their means of accomplishment, and all that is left is plain destiny.  

Young Women Go Back to School Instead of Work

Many economists initially thought that the shrinking labor force — which drove down November’s unemployment rate — was caused primarily by discouraged older workers giving up on the job market. Instead, many of the workers on the sidelines are young people upgrading their skills, which could portend something like the postwar economic boom, when millions of World War II veterans went to college through the G.I. Bill instead of immediately entering, and overwhelming, the job market.

Now, as was the case then, one sex is the primary beneficiary. Though young women in their late teens and early 20’s view today’s economic lull as an opportunity to upgrade their skills, their male counterparts are more likely to take whatever job they can find. The longer-term consequences, economists say, are that the next generation of women may have a significant advantage over their male counterparts, whose career options are already becoming constrained.

For now at least, many young women still feel that the deck is stacked against them.

(Source: infoneer-pulse)

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Comparing Human Development of Countries through Star Plot Shapes


Worldshapin lets users study the interdependence of various factors  such as health, carbon footprint, workplace equality, living standard,  population and education across the world. Therefore, the project  visualizes data taken from the Human Development Report 2011,  and plots it on a stylized smoothed star plot. In effect, the world,  continents and countries are represented as unique shapes based on how  low or high they fare on 6 indicators.
Comparing Human Development of Countries through Star Plot Shapes


Worldshapin lets users study the interdependence of various factors  such as health, carbon footprint, workplace equality, living standard,  population and education across the world. Therefore, the project  visualizes data taken from the Human Development Report 2011,  and plots it on a stylized smoothed star plot. In effect, the world,  continents and countries are represented as unique shapes based on how  low or high they fare on 6 indicators.

Comparing Human Development of Countries through Star Plot Shapes

Worldshapin lets users study the interdependence of various factors such as health, carbon footprint, workplace equality, living standard, population and education across the world. Therefore, the project visualizes data taken from the Human Development Report 2011, and plots it on a stylized smoothed star plot. In effect, the world, continents and countries are represented as unique shapes based on how low or high they fare on 6 indicators.

(via sunfoundation)

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