The Availability of Water Around the World
As the human race expands it is also depleting natural resources at an alarming rate. The entire planet has less than 1 percent of freshwater available for human consumption and 70 percent of that usable water is utilized for farming and livestock. People may be surprised to learn that the average meat eaters diet in the US consumes 1,320 gallons of water a day to generate. Areas around the world where malnutrition is a problem are often the same areas that droughts and flooding hit the hardest. When water becomes scarce, so does the food supply. Today’s visualization comes to us from Roman Zydyk who shared his work in the visualization subreddit. He created this piece using Tableau. Check it out:
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- Asia is the continent with the least amount of water and North America is second behind it.
- South America is the continent with the most fresh water reserves available.
- The country of Turkmenistan in the Middle East uses the most water in the world on agriculture.
- Africa is the continent with the worst access to clean drinking water for its population.
- 780 million people (approx.1 in 9) live without access to an improved water source.
- An improved water source is any process that protects water from outside contamination, such as fecal matter.
There are many simple ways you can help conserve water. We all know taking shorter showers helps but did you know that taking a bath will save more water then even the quickest showers? If you are someone who gardens or likes to water the lawn, you could install a rain barrel to collect run off and reuse it for irrigation. Another great way to save water, time and your hands is to wash dishes in the dishwasher. Using an Energy Star certified appliance can use as little as three gallons per load opposed to cleaning them in the sink, which can use over 25 gallons. Doing your job to conserve water benefits our society now and the many generations that will hopefully follow it.
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Countries With the Best Internet Privacy
As more people share their personal data across social media and the internet, the issue of internet privacy has become a top concern. Do you know which countries have the best internet privacy in the world?
The research team at Stevens Institute of Technology looked at a variety of factors including encryption laws, cyberattacks, data collection, government restrictions, and more to determine which countries around the world have the best internet privacy. Find out what countries had the best rankings!
The following are the top 10 countries that had the best scores in terms of internet security:
- Costa Rica
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
These are the countries that have the worst internet privacy based on the factors in the graphic:
- Saudi Arabia
There are also numerous countries that have improved their internet privacy in the last few years. The following are the countries that have had the biggest improvement in score since 2016:
- The Gambia: 7 point increase
- Ecuador: 3 point increase
- Zimbabwe: 3 point increase
- Thailand: 2 point increase
- Bahrain: 1 point increase
- Canada: 1 point increase
- Ethiopia: 1 point increase
- Iran: 1 point increase
- Sudan: 1 point increase
- United Kingdom: 1 point increase
How would you rate the internet privacy laws where you live?
The Most Popular Sport in Every Country Around the World
Sports are a universally beloved source of entertainment and pride across the globe. How many sports fans are there in the world? While it is hard to quantify just how many people are sports fans, one indicator of just how prevalent sports are in society is (how many people viewed the 2022 World Cup)! FIFA reported that an impressive 1.5 billion people tuned in to watch the final live. That’s around 20% of the world population! So what is the most popular sport in the world? You guessed it – soccer! Or association football as the majority of the world calls it. The team at AAAStateofPlay has created this fun, bold visualization of the most popular sport in every country across the globe. Let the games begin!
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I absolutely love the header! It’s unique, dynamic, and vibrant! The world map is informative, but my favorite part of this chart is the second visualization. I am not sure what this type of data viz is called – please let me know in the comments if you know! It really helps to convey just how much association football (soccer) dominates the world, but it also gives cricket, baseball, rugby, and basketball opportunities to shine. I want to visit Anguilla and witness boat racing at its finest – it is the country’s official national sport, after all! Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world, which makes me wonder – is America missing out? We should start a petition to bring cricket to the United States!
Each Country’s Richest Person, Ranked
Do you know who the wealthiest person in England is? How about Germany’s richest person? The following graphic created by MadisonTrust.com shows each country’s richest person, their net worth, and how they made their money. Keep reading to see who is the richest person in every country in the world!
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The visualization utilizes a heat map of the world indicating the net worth of each country’s richest person, and below uses horizontal bar charts to rank each country’s wealthiest individual, including colors indicating how the person earned their billions. The countries are then ranked by each of their richest resident’s net worth.
The richest on the list are Bernard Arnault and his family in France. Arnault is the founder and CEO of LVMH, which is the largest luxury brand in the world. The company owns iconic brands like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Sephora, Christian Dior, and Givenchy. He and his family are worth an estimated $214.4 billion.
The second person on the list is Elon Musk. Musk was originally born in South Africa but is now located in the United States. Musk, whose net worth is around $186 billion, is the founder/CEO of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla, and the new owner of Twitter.
Ranking third on the list is Carlos Slim Helu and family, who are located in Mexico. The family is worth $92.7 billion. Helu is the richest person in Mexico and his family controls América Móvil, which is the biggest mobile telecom firm in Latin America. He also has stakes in Mexican mining, construction, and real estate companies.
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