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« Visualizing the major causes of death in the 20th Century. »

mai 22nd, 2013 | Publié par prevention.suicide dans multimédia

Infographie visualisant les causes de la mortalité durant le 20e siècle (sur le site informationisbeautiful.net ) . La mort par suicide y est représenté, avec  le chiffre hallucinant de 89 millions de mort …!

Originally a 6m x 2m commission by the Wellcome Collection as a companion piece to the London exhibition: ‘Death: A Self-Portrait – The Richard Harris Collection’ (Nov 2012)

Here’s one for the morbid amongst you: this visualization reveals how everyone across the world died during the entire 20th century. It make for interesting—and surprising—reading. Perhaps most comforting—if you can call it that—is that the primary cause of death is non-communicable disease; the likes of heart disease and diabetes that, other than through research and application of science, we can do little to avoid. Still, humanity’s own impact is felt starkly: there were 177 million murders and 131 million deaths through war, all of which could have been avoided (Gizmodo).

 

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