Politics 13 February 2013 The United Nations doesn't understand Venn diagrams The UN has been making "venn diagrams". Oh dear. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Forget Mitt Romney, the United Nations needs to go back to school to learn about Venn Diagrams. Business Insider — with the headline "This Is The Most Useless, Baffling Chart In Obama's State Of The Union" — highlights this chart, cited by the White House to support the President's claims on renewable energy: I… what? As Dan Davies points out, the only way that chart makes any sense as a Venn diagram is if it's showing that around $10bn of renewable investment in China and the US is the same money. Which seems unlikely. Anyway, it seems like a waste of time to remake our lovely primer on Venn diagrams, but for the chart-makers at the UN, here's an example of a real Venn diagram: › Will TV debates bring Kenya peace? Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles "It's just a prank, bro": inside YouTube’s most twisted genre The anti-chemical weapons technology that could help rebuild Syria Should Facebook face the heat for the Cleveland shooting video?