Monday, October 21, 2013

Random charts - global problems


Source: A New Way To Compare Global Problems (Copenhagen Consensus Center)

"How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World? A Scorecard from 1900 to 2050 asks some of the world’s top economists to quantify the damage caused from global problems such as poor health, biodiversity loss and wars from 1900 and till 2050. They compare this damage - on a regional and global level - to the total human wealth at that time to give a comparable sense of proportion across areas and across time. This essentially measures the problem in percent of world GDP." The problems considered included:  air pollution, armed conflict, climate change, ecosystem, biodiversity, education, gender inequality, human health, malnutrition, trade barriers, and water and sanitation.

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