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Life Expectancy at Birth Life expectancy data for nearly all countries, most for every year from 2005 and 2008. Life expectancy in many countries varies widely from the world average of 69 years which is increasing. Creator: World Bank Access rights: Free Access Type: list/table
Mortality Rate, Under-5 Under five mortality data for nearly all countries in the world from 2005-2008. A broader measure of child health than infant mortality, this is the probability of dying before ones fifth birthday given the current rates. Rates in countries vary widely from the world average of 67-per-1000 which is decreasing. Creator: World Bank Access rights: Free Access Type: list/table
Statistics can be Misleading Series of misleading graphs and charts that asks students to explain why they are misleading (sampling bias, using absolute numbers instead of rates, confusing correlation with causation, etc.). Creator: Lori Alden Access rights: Free Access Type: Activity, Graph
Methane emissions (kt of CO2 equivalent) List of countries with their annual methane emissions. The data are from 2005. The data are given in total annual emissions, thus must be compared with economic activity, geographic and most importantly, population data to be relevant. Creator: World Bank Access rights: Free Access Type: list/table
Primary completion rate, male (% of relevant age group) Graduation rate from primary school for most countries for males. Taken by dividing the number of students satisfactorily completing the final year of primary school in a given year by the number of children in the age cohort of graduation age. Worldwide the rate is 90.4% and increasing. Creator: World Bank Access rights: Free Access Type: list/table
Population Structures, 2000 and 2050 Population pyramid as of 2000 for a typical developed and developing country and a population pyramid for a projected developed country as of 2050. Shows the skew towards youth in developing countries and the skew towards older people in developed countries, especially in the future. Creator: AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment Access rights: Free Access Type: Graph
Population Growth and CO2 Emissions Shows the projected growth in CO2 emissions through 2100. Shows the potential levels of atmospheric CO2 with slowing population growth, rapid technological change, both, or neither. Shows that either will substantially lower the carbon footprint of human activity, but that both are needed for sustainable levels of Carbon emissions. Creator: AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment Access rights: Free Access Type: Graph
Limitations to Agriculture Pie chart showing the percentage of land without limitations to agriculture (11%) and the reasons that the other land is of limited agriculture usefulness. With a timeplot showing the (slight) increase in arable land over the period 1960-2000 Creator: AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment Access rights: Free Access Type: Graph, chart
Total Fertility Rate Chart of fertility rates by country showing the very high fertility rates in the least developed countries and the very low fertility rates in the most developed countries as of 2008 according to the CIA world factbook. To maintain stable population, fertility rates must be slightly above 2. Creator: Access rights: Free Access Type: list/table
Military Expenditure % of GDP Bar chart ranking countries by military expenditures as a percentage of GDP. Shows the militarization of the Middle East and Africa. The chart, perhaps obviously, is dominated by small countries with small GDPs. Creator: Access rights: Free Access Type: list/table

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