Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Miniature Earth

Click on the above picture to see a remarkable video from the "Miniature Earth" web site.

The "miniature" version of the video posted in youtube lies below (Microscope needed!):

Click on video to see in original size.

The text info in the video is as follows:

If we could turn the population of the earth into a small community of 100 people, keeping the same proportions we have today, it would be something like this:

61 Asians
12 Europeans
08 North Americans
05 South America and the Caribbean
13 Africans
01 Oceania

50 women
50 men
47 live in urban area
9 are disabled

33 are Christian (Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox, Anglicans and other Christians)
18 are Muslims
14 are Hindus
16 are non-religious
6 are Buddhists
13 practice other religions

43 live without basic sanitation
18 live without an improved water source

6 people own 59% of the entire wealth of the community

13 are hungry or malnourished
14 can’t read
only 7 are educated at a secondary level
only 12 have a computer
only 3 have an internet connection

1 adult, aged 15-49, has HIV/AIDS.

The village spend more than US$1.12 trillion on military expenditures only US$ 100 billion on development aid.
If you keep your food in a refrigerator
And your clothes in a closet
If you have a roof over your head
And have a bed to sleep in
You are richer than 75% of the entire world population.

If you have a bank account
You’re one of the 30 wealthiest people in the world.

18 struggle to live on US$ 1.00 per day or less…
53 struggle to live on US$ 2.00 per day or less.
Appreciate what you have
And do your best for a better world.


Just an additional note: Food prices are rising quickly, can you begin to imagine how people living on less than a dollar a day will survive! Hunger is the most extreme form of poverty.
If you can contribute, please do, every little will help.
These are some of the charities that you can give to (there are many more):
-Islamic Relief.
-World Food Program.
-The Hunger Site (link also on my sidebar). A click a day will contribute 1.1 cups of food to the hungry for free.
-Free Rice. Donate rice by answering questions.
-Muslim Hands.
-Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP).

I will to try to discuss the issue of food and hunger in future posts.


ummahzy said...

This is a very interesting video. I just sent it so several of my net friends. Which of the figures did you find to be the most surprising?

Beacon said...

Thank you.
The figures I found so surprising were the ones that reflect the disparity of humanity. How so many are allowed and made to suffer despite so much to go round.


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