Worldometers

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There are now over a staggering seven billion humans impacting on this world and of course each other. What are we really doing, which groups are doing most and what does this mean to our lives and environment? The answers to these questions involve gigantic, seeminlgly incomprehensible numbers.
This is where the genius of Worldometers comes in. They report on highly researched and reputable data and present them in unique visual ways that provides not only insigt to the massive numbers but also the rate of change and urgency of the issues raised.
Worldometers cover demography, economics and expenditures, health, and internet use. The results are amazing, sometimes frightening and above all a great starting point for research into the human condition and planning for futures.

The March of Time

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A truly fascinating but often overlooked question is how we humans have changed over time to become who we are now? We tend to live and focus on the present with perhaps some interest in the past and future. But we suggest here that if we are truly to understand what it means to be human, we must understand how our very brief history as modern humans fits into a broader picture of time, the very essence of existence. This section explores human history in the context of all of time as we know it from the big bang to the present.

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Gap Minder

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Gapminder:  https://www.gapminder.org/ The internet has given us seemingly limitless access to facts, fictions and opinions.  But how can we make sense of it all, how can we construct a rational world view from the relentless cacophony of material the internet throws at us daily, weekly and yearly?  Many can’t or won’t, the effort seems too […]

The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

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The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian Reviewed by nevillebruce@ewf.net.au History is about exploring and understanding the past: it provides context for the present and, interpreted wisely, guidelines for the future.  As such, history is a critical element of Education for World Futures.  But history, like most academic disciplines, can trend […]

A Higher Calling for Higher Education: Cristina Escrigas

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A Higher Calling for Higher Education: Cristina Escrigas Great Transition Initiative (June 2016), https://www.greattransition.org/publication/a-higher-calling-for-higher-education Reviewed by nevillebruce@ewf.net.au Over the past few decades there has been a massive increase in post-secondary, higher education institutes (HEIs).  This has been driven largely in the expectation of national and, for students, personal economic gain and prestige.  But could there […]

No is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics – Naomi Klein

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No is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics Naomi Klein – Penguin Books 2017, available in paperback and eBook  (Amazon). Naomi Klein is a thought leader, journalist, author and activist.  She has published highly regarded and deeply researched books dealing with major world issues including climate change, the excesses of capitalism, neoliberalism and the […]