Hans Rosling debunks myths of child birth and the "developing world"

The brilliant Hans Rosling has made an excellent data visualization video that helps debunk the myths of the birth and child mortality rates of the so-called developed and developing countries. As you can see, as access to medicine and family planning (contraception and abortion) increases, the child mortality rate drops, which means women have fewer children. This is the kind of progress that will help the population stabilize, which is necessary to help reduce the demand on natural resources from our already depleted planet. I love videos like this because seeing dry, boring data brought to life in this way is such a powerful tool for educating people that may not have normally been interested in such topics.

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Tags: Africa | Population Growth