Short term negative trends

There were a number of comments criticising the short time period and a lack of comparison as a % of population.

An alternative was provided by

Data presentation matters. The graph is not wrong but potentially misleading for people who make snap conclusions without closer interpretation esp on social media (myself inclu).

OK, I see now the rationale for the original graph – to show the comparative drop in hunger/poverty/etc over the past 25 yrs. But wouldn’t this graph be more meaningful, at a glance? (pollution not inclu cus I didn’t understand what it meant in original graph)

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  1. Blazer

     /  December 7, 2017

    typical,the first graph for..perception,the last graph…for..reality.

    • High Flying Duck

       /  December 7, 2017

      Poverty dropping from 35% to 10%…damn that reality!

      • Blazer

         /  December 7, 2017

        what was the….’measure’?

        • High Flying Duck

           /  December 7, 2017

          You’re the one saying the second graph was “reality”. I’m taking it at face value.

          • Blazer

             /  December 7, 2017

            read again…’typical,the first graph for’…..for is the key..word.

        • High Flying Duck

           /  December 7, 2017

          How about this one:

          • Blazer

             /  December 7, 2017

            can’t read it…whats the measure?

            • High Flying Duck

               /  December 7, 2017

              You can click on it to make it bigger.
              Share of the worlds population living in absolute poverty over time.

  2. robertguyton

     /  December 7, 2017

    End hunger by eating everything in the cupboard!

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  December 7, 2017

    Oh dear. Flatulent fools posing as Progressives so hate to see reality laid out clearly in front of them.

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