Causes of death over time, In context

2016/01/27

Updated 2017/11/08 04:48:19 (UTC)

Let's take a look at why we're all dying. The first chart in this visualization makes it blatantly obvious that we're all dying increasingly of natural causes (fewer lives are lost to preventable reasons). Cause-of-death study shows progress – albeit unequal– and big red flags

If we were curious how some of the biggest wars throughout history contribute to this picture, we can see here: War and Peace before 1945

Scaling each graph into a common view, we get something a little bit like this:

Essentially, war, with respect to the first visualization, has always been merely a little brother to lower respiratory infection deaths in the grand scheme of things. So, let's keep it that way. Until it's not. And then we will reevaluate in an entirely different set of circumstances!


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