So, how did you let this infographic slip through the net? (original here)
It starts OK, but gets bad pretty quickly. Since when does 870 million people get to look like 0 people?
The second graph is better, but still hides any population changes by only dealing in relative numbers.
And surely the graphs in the third section could just show us the data, rather than returning to the large-number-looks-like-zero shtick? And are the timescales the same?
Not sure what the last section means.
A shame, as this is such an important subject. This infographic could easily be fixed by showing the actual data, and using either a zero baseline, or a proportion change for the graphs.
And please do check out the FAO, they do good work.
Thanks to Gill for pointing me to this one.