“Trendalyzer” Shows How Statistics Interact

05/30/2010 12:00 AM

What correlations are their between adult literacy and Ecological Footprint? Between population and energy use? The Trendalyzer tool, now available at the Global Footprint Network Web site, allows users to explore how various statistics relating to environmental impact (such as carbon emissions, energy use and Ecological Footprint), and quality of life (such as infant mortality, literacy, income and life expectancy) interact and inter-relate. Users are able to chose from dozens of publically-available data sets and chart how those factors relate to one another over time and geographic realms.

Trendalyzer

Trendalyzeris based on software created by the Gapminder Foundation, a non-profit promoting sustainable development by simplifying use and understanding of statistics about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels. Gapminder was acquired by Google in March 2007. Global Footprint Network was one of the first NGOs to work with Gapminder, providing it with comprehensive Ecological Footprint data sets.

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