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  • bambam1729
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    You can find information on almost any vital statistic like El Toro is mentioning on a wonderful site called Our World in Data (ourworldindata.org). Relevant to this discussion see https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/c...born-per-woman and others linked to it

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  • El Toro
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    Originally posted by user4 View Post
    Wow, let's just say that China and India are the left atrium and ventricle of the global human population system!
    Births are just a function of population, so it's unsuprising that the two largest countries by population are flashing.

    However, China has a lower birth rate than the USA and the most important thing to know is if they are growing their populations or tending to decline.

    Here's a relevant BBC story https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51145251

    Unfortunately, it mixes birth/thousand and births/woman without mentioning the break even point which I believe is around 2.3 per woman (see the comparison chart). This obviously varies depending on health outcomes but I think that is about the world average.

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  • user4
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    Wow, let's just say that China and India are the left atrium and ventricle of the global human population system!

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    Europe and the West dead in the water, so to speak.

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  • gh
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    where are the babies being born?

    https://neal.fun/baby-map/?fbclid=Iw...D5vCs_9S6Spobg

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    I like the Middle-Earth and Game of Thrones maps.

    Sometime around my 11th birthday, I drew a map of my environs (about a mile in every direction, places I biked to on 'adventures') with all my secret-code words of what was there (esp. the extensive woods just north). My mom threw it out when I was about 14.
    Last edited by Atticus; 01-15-2020, 11:39 PM.

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  • bambam1729
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    Not all the maps are real - https://getpocket.com/explore/item/h...=pocket-newtab

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  • Conor Dary
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    Fascinating...

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  • gh
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    the change in Aussie temperatures over the last century-plus

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-...hi4GcOfL-9VTpk

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  • DrJay
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    Second year in a row with no SF Chronicle geography quiz? I looked forward to that each New Year's week.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Looks like a regular thing now....in the FT today....

    Sydney faces ‘new normal’ in battle against bushfires
    Scientists believe severe weather means blaze crisis will become regular event.

    Annick Ahlan has got used to managing her chronic asthma condition. That was before the month-long bushfire emergency that has struck much of Australia choked her home city of Sydney in a blanket of toxic smoke.

    “We close up our house, put the air conditioning on 24/7 and use the purifier but the smoke keeps seeping into the house,” said Ms Ahlan, who contracted bronchitis last week after one of the most hazardous days. “Schools should be handing out face masks, employers should allow people to work from their homes and the government needs to do more.”

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  • gh
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    another map that's not a lot of fun: Aussie fires

    https://myfirewatch.landgate.wa.gov.au/

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  • gh
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    hey, this is supposed to be FUN with maps! :-)

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  • TN1965
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    "America After Climate Change, Mapped"

    https://www.citylab.com/environment/...ted&yptr=yahoo

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  • lonewolf
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    I had a "grandson needing bail" phone call last month. Young male voice greeted me as "Grandpa" (which was correct for that branch of family)said he was talking on phone while driving to work, hit a woman who was in IC in hospital, he was in jail. I knew instantly it was a scam so I played him a while as he tried to figure out/decide which of my grandsons he was. First, he was Tom, who lives in Austin, does computer consulting from his apartment, does not drive to work and happened to be in Korea at the moment. Then he was Eric, who lives in NYC, commutes to Wall Street by subway and does not own a car. Finally, in exasperation, he called me a stupid multiple expletives and hung up.

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