The globe seems vastly unpredictable and unwarranted for understanding. This belief is held by many: (artists, politicians, economists, scientists, teachers, doctors, lawyers, etc...) Someone who rationally digests the world on a continual basis is Bill Rankin from Yale University. He has put together a radical atlas together HERE. From time to time, I take a look at Bill's cartographic work and his method into analyzing interesting statistics throughout the United States and the World. I suggest you take a peek.