This music video is composed/programmed by Brian Foo. It based on United Nations data from 1975 to 2012. It really gives a profound sense how our world is changing, the extraordinary growth and movements of populations.
The recent Syrian migrations, driven in part by global warming, are a wake up call to governments to pay more attention to the great population movements that will come from population growth, inequality and rising seas levels. We need international agreements on migration to help manage refugees around the world, preferably without building walls. But the migration trend is definitely upwards.
On another note it is kind of amazing, that such art and craft as this video is delivered to us for free over internet. The web has a profound influence in our seeing the world as one place, we are more connected internationally than ever before. The artificial divisions of national borders and countries, seem increasingly archaic and unhelpful.