2.21.2011

How Humans Run the Earth

I'm always fascinated by statistics on the state of the world and those of us who live on it. Recently, a graphic called 'How Humans Run the Earth' caught my attention. It's a set of diagrams and visuals that break down a lot of information about the state of humans on Earth and condenses it into easily digestible and understandable tidbits. Here are a few highlights:


  • The world population is growing by 74 million people a year
  • 2.6 billion people lack basic sanitation, 1.3 billion don't have access to clean water, and 1.1 billion don't have adequate housing (that is all out of the 7 billion people that live on Earth)
  • 900 million people don't have access to health services
  • 1 in 7 people don't have enough to eat
  • The 20 richest nations consume 83% of the world's resources
It's some food for thought. There is a whole lot more info on the banner, so just click on the link above to read the rest. All in all, I find it a pretty nifty graphic. Enjoy!


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