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Visualization is right at the heart of my own work tool.
I teach global health.
And I know, having the data is not enough.
I have to show it in ways people both enjoy, and understand.
Now, I'm going to try something I've never done before:
animating the data in real space,
with a bit of technical assistance from the crew.
So, here we go: first an axis for health.
Life expectancy from 25 years to 75 years.
And down here, an axis for wealth:
Income per person: 400, 4,000, and 40,000 dollars.
So down here, is poor and sick,
and up here is rich and healthy.
Now I'm going to show you the world 200 years ago,
in 1810.
Here come all the countries:
Europe brown, Asia red, Middle East green, Africa South of the Sahara blue,
and the Americas yellow.
And the size of the country bubble shows the size of the population.
And in 1810, it was pretty crowded down there, wasn't it?
All countries were sick and poor,
life expectancy was below 40 in all countries
and only the UK and the Netherlands were slightly better off,
but not much.
And now, I start the world.
The industrial revolution makes countries in Europe and elsewhere move away from the rest,
but the colonized countries in Asia and Africa,
they are stuck down there.
And eventually, the Western countries get healthier and healthier.
And now, we slow down to show the impact of the First World War and the Spanish flu epidemic.
What a catastrophe!
And now I speed up through the 1920s and the 1930s.
And, in spite of the Great Depression,
western countries forge on towards greater wealth and health.
Japan and some others try to follow
but most countries stay down here.
Now, after the tragedies of the Second World War,
we stop a bit to look at the world in 1948.
1948 was a great year: the war was over,
Sweden topped the medal table at the Winter Olympics,
and I was born.
But the differences between the countries of the world was wider than ever.
The United States was in the front, Japan was catching up,
Brazil was way behind,
Iran was getting a little richer from oil but still had short lives.
And the Asian giants:
China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Indonesia,
they were still poor and sick down here,
but look what is about to happen!
Here we go again!
In my lifetime, former colonies gained independence,
and then finally they started to get healthier, and healthier, and healthier.
And in the 1970s, then countries in Asia and Latin America started to catch up with the Western countries:
they became the emerging economies.
Some in Africa follow,
some Africans were stuck in civil wars,
others hit by HIV.
And now we can see the world today, in the most up-to-date statistics.
Most people today live in the middle.
But there are huge differences at the same time between the better off countries and the worse off countries
and there are also huge inequalities within countries.
These bubbles show country averages,
but I can split them.
Take China, I can split it into provinces.
There goes Shanghai.
It has the same wealth and health as Italy today.
And there is the poor inland province Guizhou,
it's like Pakistan,
and if I split it further,
the rural parts are like Ghana in Africa.
And yet, despite the enormous disparity today,
we have seen 200 years of remarkable progress.
That huge historical gap between the West and the Rest is now closing.

We have become an entirely new converging world,
and I see a clear trend into the future,
with aid, trade, green technology, and peace.
It's fully possible that everyone can make it to the healthy-wealthy corner.
Well, what you've just seen in the last few minutes
is the story of 200 countries shown over 200 hundred years and beyond.
It involved plotting of 120,000 numbers.
Pretty neat, eh?



用圖表四分鐘看世界兩百年變化!(Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four)

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在過去兩百年,人類世界裡發生了許多大事,這些事件大大地影響了各個國家間財富與健康的水平。究竟工業發展對歐美國家的資產改變有多大?殖民制度真的能改善一個國家的生活品質嗎?關於這些問題,就讓 BBC 來為我們用一張好看、好懂的圖表一探究竟!

1the Spanish flu epidemic1:53
西班牙流感,又稱 Spanish influenza epidemicThe 1918 flu pandemic 或簡單的 Spanish flu。它是世界四大瘟疫之一,造成了全世界約 5 億人感染,5 千萬到 1 億人死亡 (當時世界人口約 17 億人),也是為何影片中 1919 年時,各個圓點會突然下降的原因。讓我們一起來認識相關單字。

fluinfluenza 的簡稱,意思是「流行性感冒」。一般人最常將它與 coId (一般感冒) 搞混,他們最大的區別在於病原不同,coId 主要是由鼻病毒、冠狀病毒、腺病毒等引起;flu 則是流感病毒引起,因此不會因為天氣轉涼就輕易發生。
He is ill in bed with influenza.

Put on your coat, or you may catch a cold.

epidemic 當名詞時是 「流行病;傳染病」的意思,當形容詞時則有「流行的;傳染性的」之意。相近詞可以看到前面西班牙流感的簡介中,它與 pandemic 有互相代換的情況,表示他們意思算很接近喔!
An epidemic raged through this town for weeks.

Violence is reaching epidemic levels in the city.

catastrophe 係指「大災難、徹底失敗」。相似詞有 calamitydisaster。這三個詞均可指不幸的災難。disaster 指人為的或自然的災禍;calamity 指造成的災禍比 disaster 更大;catastrophe 指造成的損失無法補償。
The catastrophe would be stamped on her mind.

2in spite of2:02
in spite of 的中文是「不顧、不管、儘管」,意思跟 despitefor allwith all 接近,後面也都是接名詞。
The event was a great success in spite of the bad weather.

For all his learning, he didn't know how to cope with the situation.

如果想接句子,可以加上 the fact that
Despite the fact that she was sick, Karen went to school yesterday.

In spite of the fact that you treated him so well, he still betrayed you.

成功者的8個特質 (8 traits of successful people - Richard St. John)

forge 最常當作動詞用,解釋為「鍛造、建立、偽造、做鐵匠」;而當名詞用時是「鍛爐;鐵匠鋪;鍛造車間」的意思。
These machine parts have been forged with the finest steel.

You will get into trouble for forging official documents.

另外,forge ahead towardforge aheadforge onforge 在這部影片的用法比較像,是為「邁向、啟程、取得進展」
In times of struggle, you must not give up, but forge ahead.

兩個美國的故事,和衝突發生的那個超商 Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided

disparity 的意思是「不一致、不同、不等」,後面常接 betweenin
We are still seeing a considerable disparity between the rates of pay for men and women.

從以上例句中,可以看到這裡形容詞用的是 considerable。由於 disparity 通常是指重大的差異,所以前面如果要接形容詞,記得不要用 little 這種微量的詞彙喔!如果想形容比較小的差異,可以用 discrepancy,後面一樣是接 betweenin
There is some discrepancy between their two descriptions.

細看此字,可以發現它是由 disparity 所組成的。dis- 有 not, opposite「相反的,反對的」的意思,如 dislike (v.) (n.) 不喜歡,這部影片的 disparity 也屬於這種;另外它也有 separate, away「分離、離開」的意思, 比方 distribute (v.) 分配,分派。

parity 是「相等、勢均力敵、等值」
The two sides soon achieved parity.

最後,如果想把它當形容詞用,你可以說 disparate 「不同的;異類的」
The six experiments gave quite disparate results.

還有其他相似的詞彙如 disparage (vt.) 「蔑視;貶損」、disparation (n.) 差異, 不等, 不相稱。各位可以自己去查字典、例句,試著比較出彼此之間的用法差異,這樣會印象比較深刻喔!

【英文技巧】一次搞定「否定字首」 "un", "dis", "in", "im", "non" (English Grammar: Negative Prefixes -


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