Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tidbit Tuesday - If The World Were a Global Village

“If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ration remaining the same, it would look like something like the following:

• There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere (both North and South) and 8 Africans.

• 52 would be female; 48 would be male

• 70 would be non-white; 30 would be white

• 70 would be non-Christian; 30 would be Christian

• 6 people would possess 59% of the ENTIRE world’s wealth (all 6 would be from the United States)

• 80 would live in sub-standard housing

• 70 would be unable to read

• 50 would suffer from malnutrition

• One would be near death

• One would be near birth

• One would have a college education

• One would own a computer

Mary Ellen Edmunds, You Can Never Get Enough of What You Don’t Need, Salt Lake City, Deseret Book, 2005, p. 160.

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