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On this page we collect links to interesting media that might help to visualize the relations mentioned on this blog.
For usability reasons we categorized the links into their corresponding topics.

Education
The Scientific Method
Technology
Handling Resource Scarcity
Human Behavior
Population Size

This link page contains links for getting an overview about humanity’s existence and current societal structures, proceedings and their consequences.
Some content does not require to understand the English language in detail. Either there are subtitles or the media is designed with simple symbols.

Subtitle  – Subtitles available
Intuitive  – Intuitive media

Videos are labeled red, texts green and websites in orange color.

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Subtitle  Home
In stunning pictures this film, created by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, visualizes the beauty of our planet and life that lives on it. The fascinating demonstration of this experienced photographer reveals the connectivity of every human being with every other part of the planet. It makes clear that life constitutes one unit and that humanity should live with and not against it.

94 Minutes
2009
English and many other languages

http://www.youtube.com/homeproject#p/a/f/0/jqxENMKaeCU

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Intuitive  The Global Debt Clock
The online News Paper “The Economist” created this interactive overview of government debt. It contains information about the total global debt, the public debt of each country and the public debt split per person.
Checking this out you might realize having trouble finding any country at all on our planet that is not indebted. Seems like the whole world is indebted. Well, how come? And to whom are all the countries indebted?

http://www.economist.com/content/global_debt_clock?fsrc=scn%2Ffb%2Fwl%2Far%2Fdebtclock

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The Peters Projection – An area accurate map
The Peters Projection World Map is one of the most stimulating, and controversial, images of the world. When this map was first introduced by historian and cartographer Dr. Arno Peters at a Press Conference in Germany in 1974 it generated a firestorm of debate. The first English-version of the map was published in 1983, and it continues to have passionate fans as well as staunch detractors.
The earth is round. The challenge of any world map is to represent a round earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections. Each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses. Choosing among them is an exercise in values clarification: you have to decide what’s important to you. That is generally determined by the way you intend to use the map. The Peters Projection is an area acurate map.

http://www.petersmap.com/

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Subtitle  TED Talk: Hans Rosling: “Let my dataset change your mindset.”
Talking at the US State Department this summer, Hans Rosling uses his fascinating data-bubble software to burst myths about the developing world. In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. And the big picture of global development—with some surprisingly good news—snaps into sharp focus.

June 2009
19 Minutes
English, subtitles in 29 languages

http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_at_state.html

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Intuitive  Gapminder
Gapminder is a non-profit venture – a modern “museum” on the Internet – promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Gapminder was founded in Stockholm by Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Hans Rosling on February 25, 2005. “Fighting the most devastating myths by building a fact-based world view that everyone understands.” Scroll through 200 years of development in a few seconds.
English, even comprehensible without advanced English skills

http://www.gapminder.org/

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Intuitive  Worldmapper
Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, created by a team of researchers, developers and scientists. On each map, the different territories are re-sized according to the subject of interest. The countries are re-sized for example according to their total population, or their financial wealth, the health, or crime rates of a population. An easily comprehendible tool that gives quick overview of tendencies and circumstances in the different countries of the world. There are now nearly 700 maps.
English, even comprehensible without advanced English skills

http://www.worldpopulationatlas.org/

For a fast introduction we recommend this article:
http://www.viewsoftheworld.net/?p=752

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Subtitle  Worldometers
This web site gives a fast real-time overview on statistics of the basic concerns of the current global society. You will find real time statistics about Population Size, Money, Food, Water, Energy and Health. Worldometers is part of the “Real Time Statistics Project”, which is managed by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world.
Englisch and over 30 languages more

http://www.worldometers.info/

Stop the Hunger (another “Real Time Statistics Project”)

http://www.stopthehunger.com/

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“Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood”
This documentary (produced by Adriana Barbaro and Jeremy Earp in 2008) throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to bogus educational products and the family car. Drawing on the insights of health care professionals, children’s advocates, and industry insiders, the film focuses on the explosive growth of child marketing in the wake of deregulation, showing how youth marketers have used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. Consuming Kids pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about the ethics of children’s marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids.
66 Minutes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyL2OikR1cs

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