Presentation on theme: "The Earth in Miniature If we could reduce the population of the Earth to a small village of exactly 100 inhabitants, maintaining the proportions existing."— Presentation transcript:
The Earth in Miniature
If we could reduce the population of the Earth to a small village of exactly 100 inhabitants, maintaining the proportions existing now, it would be something like:
57 Asian, 21 European, 14 American, 8 African,
52 women, 48 men, 70 would not be white, 30 would be white, 70 non-Christians, 30 Christians, 89 heterosexual, 11 homosexuals.
6 people would have 50% of the wealth and all 6 would be U.S.A. citizens. From the 100 people, 48 would live in sub-human conditions.
20 would be unable to read; 50 suffering from malnutrition; Only 3 (yes, only 3) would have universitary education.
In this village, 15 people have Internet access. All this shows the need for understanding, helping, and invest in Education.
Now think: If you wake up this morning with more health than diseases, you have more luck than millions of people who did not survive this week.
If you've never experienced the dangers of war, the loneliness of being arrested, the agony of being tortured, or the distress of hunger, you are better than 800 million people.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes in the closet, a roof, a decent place to sleep, you are richer than 65% the world's population.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and some coins in hand, you are among the richest 10% of the World.
If you read this message you are better than 1340 million of people who can not read.
Sources: UN and ONGs, (Approximate numbers - and in evolution.)