Hans Rosling’s Solution Set-back

In this video Hans Rosling who died recently, explains using Lego bricks and counters in his inimitable way, that unequal distribution of wealth in the world has to be redressed if there is to be any hope of accommodating the next two billion increase in global population and at the same time, making serious inroads into carbon emission control.

Rosling’s brilliant techniques of making complex statistics simple to understand were combined with his ever-hopeful perspective on humanity’s potential to remedy the unintentional threats that exponential economic growth has produced. He was a great advocate for the impoverished populations of the planet, but he died just as the Trump presidency emerged in the USA to set back much of the hope that was beginning to grow for global cooperation to tackle large-scale international threats to a sustainable future.

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