Day: January 15, 2009

The World as 100…something must change

The World As 100 People…
If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this…

60 Asians
12 Europeans
8 Latin Americans
5 from USA & Canada
1 from South Pacific
14 Africans
49 would be female
51 would be male
82 would be non-white, 18 white
67 would be non-Christian, 33 would be Christian
32% of the world’s wealth would be in the hands of only 5 people and all 5 would be U.S. citizens
80 would live in substandard housing
24 would not have electricity
33 would not have access to safe water
67 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
One would be near death, 2 would be near birth
Only one would have a college education
7 would have internet access