The State of the World Atlas

Dan Smith


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Myriad Editions
8 October 2020
ISBN: 9781912408870
208 pages

From the publisher

In a world governed by 'fake news' and where world leaders are dismissing 'facts', this statistically meticulous presentation of trends is vitally important to understand the world today. A milestone of graphic reporting, this groundbreaking 'atlas with attitude' keeps pace with the speed of change with informed analysis and graphically analyses every key indicator and vital statistic of modern life. New topics for this 10th edition include: Climate change: Impact on human health and security, different scenarios, and the time left to change course Terrorism: Number of terrorist attacks in each country Weapons of mass destruction: Chemical weapons use in Syria Peace: Agreements reached across the years Democracy: Spread of democracy around the world Minorities: Peoples under threat Big business: Panama and Paradise papers, and dirty business * Around 258 million people live outside the country of their birth *14% of the world's children are economically active *Violence is estimated to cost the world $8.3 trillion a year. Less than half of this would meet the UN's development goals by 2023 * USA: nearly 40 million people a year depend the Feeding America network for help * UK: the Trussell Trust handed out 1.6 million food packages in 2018/19