If you haven’t heard about it already, check out this amazing speech for the 2007 TED by Swedish statistician Hans Rosling about the speed at which developing countries are pulling themselves out of poverty.

Combining levity with deadly seriousness, Rosling uses his Trendalyzer software––a bright, bold and revolutionary statistical method for showing differing rates of development simultaneously–– to prove his ultimate point that “the seemingly impossible is possible”: i.e. that world poverty can be defeated.

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