BB Data

Gapminder and Other Considerations

The following graphs all compare total forest coverage in Nepal (as we are addressing deforestation in the area) to statistics covering energy use, sanitation access, and food supply. While no specifics were given on other contributing factors, the association between many of these is quite clear, allowing us to visualize the detrimental affects of deforestation.

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Between 1990 and 2005, as total energy use increased the amount of forest coverage showed a steep linear decrease
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Even though increased improvement in sanitation is beneficial to infrastructure, to do so at the cost of essential forest coverage remains detrimental

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This shows the relative food consumed per person per day; when compared to deforestation (still decreasing coverage over time), an increased consumption of food suggests that there could be an increased amount of food waste created (that we want to burn!)

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Human development index (HDI) addresses health level, education level, and standard living as factors of “development.” While there is less data compiled for Nepal here, a negative linear association between decreased forest coverage and HDI can clearly be seen, which suggests that overall living conditions in Nepal are decreasing as deforestation continues.