I am publishing this post, not so much for its content, rather for the way that Hans Rosling presents his stats. I first came across him on a programme called The Joy Of Stats (BBC4 I think). Link to that clip below the TED video.
He really does make it really easy to process the information you are seeing, rather than looking at rows and rows of numbers.
Anyhow, as usual, any comments welcome. But please have a look at the videos and also, sign up to TED.com. It is definitely worth it.
Hans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing — mostly unreported — piece of front-page-worthy good news: We’re winning the war against child mortality. Along the way, he debunks one flawed approach to stats that blots out such vital stories.