Images of globalization

Number of undernourished children projected in 2050

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Number of undernourished children projected in 2050. Food security is likely to remain out of reach for many people. Child malnutrition will be difficult to eradicate even by 2050 (low to medium certainty) and is projected to increase in some regions in some Millennium Assessment scenarios, despite increasing food supply under all four scenarios (medium to high certainty) and more diversified diets in poor countries (low to medium certainty).

Number of undernourished children projected in 2050

Transportation Means

Getting Around: Transportation Today, International Networks Archive (INA), Princeton University (http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/index.html)

This graphic visualizes the various forms of transportation available to today's population.

Transportation Means

Struggles for Water Resource

The Coming Water Wars, International Networks Archive (INA), Princeton University (http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/index.html)

This map shows that water can become a major source of struggle for resources.

Struggles for Water Resource

Commodity flows: Starbucks, McDonald's

Starbucks and McDonald's Map, International Networks Archive (INA), Princeton University (http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/index.html)

This map visualize the commodity flow mediated by Starbucks and McDonald's.

Commodity flows: Starbucks, McDonald's

The boom in shipping trade

The boom in shipping trade. Map showing The boom in shipping trade and a graphic showing world imports.
Sources John Vidal, “Shipping boom fuels rising tide of global CO2 emissions”, The Guardian, February 13 2008; Atlas du Monde Diplomatique 2006, Armand Colin; Panorama des ports de commerce mondiaux 2003, ISEMAR, January 2005; Images économiques du monde 2002, Sedes.

 

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The boom in shipping trade

Who gets the trash?

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Who gets the trash?. As we continually update and invent new products the life of the old ones is getting shorter and shorter. Like shipbreaking, e-waste recycling involves the major producers and users, shipping the obsolete products to Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. But instead of being “green” we are exporting a sack full of problems to people who have to choose between poverty or poison. This graphic illustrates major receivers of e-waste in Asia.

 

Sources: Basel Action Network, Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, Toxics Link India, SCOPE (Pakistan), Greenpeace China, 2002

Who gets the trash?

Urban Growth per Hour

This world map shows the population growth per hour projected through 2015 in some of the fastest growing cities with more than one million people. Source: http://www.urban-age.net/10_cities/_data/data_UAC.html (please visit for more information)

Urban Growth per Hour