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How Humans Run The Earth

a infographic HOW HUMANS RUN THE EARTH Tracking our population explosion and the effects it has on our world land each other) Current World Population = 6,872,274,588 The world population is currently growing by 74 million people per year That's the equivalent of a city the size of San Francisco every three days! Just 60 years 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 The United Nations estimates the world population will reach 9.2 billion around 2050 Out of the 6.87 billion people on Earth 2.6 1.3 1.1 Lack Basic Have no access Lack adequate housing Sanitation to clean water Nearly 900 million people have no access to modern health services of any kind The richest 20% consume 83% of resources The poorest 20% consume just 1.3% of resources 1 in 7 people do not have enough to eat Where do we all live? 0.3% 5.3% Australia South America 8% North America 11% 60% Europe Asia 14% Africa In 1800 only 3% of the world's population Lived in cities By the 20th century's close, 47% did so The UN forecasts that today's urban population of 3.2 billion will rise to nearty 5 billion by 2030, when three out of five people will live in cities. The world population was 45% urban in 1995, and cities are expected to hold most of the projected increase in humanity for the next 25 years. The best Cities to live in European cities dominate the Mercer top 10 ranking for Quality of Living, with Canada, New Zealand and Australia also featuring. Best in The Top 5 the US Baghdad remains at the bottom of the table, though its index score has increased slighty Ifrom 14.4 to 14.7 in 20101. A Vienna Zurich Geneva Auckland Vancouver Henelulu 108 108.6 107.4 107.4 107.9 103.1 lack of security and stability continue to have a negative impact on Baghdad's quality of living and its score remains far behind that of Bangui (27.4) in the Central African Republic which is second to last. Baghdad 14.7 Birth Control Statistics The number of women using contraception in developing countries has increased ten times since 1970 1970 From 50 million to 500 million. 2010 Worldwide, 50 percent of married women are using modern contraception, compared to 10 to 12 percent in 1970. However If current funding rates continue, 97 million people who would choose contraception each year will not be able to do so, according to U. estimates: 50% Unintended pregnancies will rise by 130 million. Abortions will increase by 50 million. Unwanted births will rise by 59 million. Maternal deaths will rise by 300,000. 3.6 million infants will die from poor health care. Migrants 1997 The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that most of the 22 million people who came under its wing in 1997 were fleeing from conflict, both domestic and international. Most of them fled to poor countries. 22 million Only 406,000 sought asylum in Western nations. The root "push" causes of migration are armed conflicts, human rights violations, environmental degradation, lack of sustainable economic growth, and insufficient social resources Ecocide "Ecocide' can be used to refer to any large-scale destruction of the natural environment or over-consumption of critical non-renewable resources. Indian American An average American's environmental impact is 30 to 50 times that of the average citizen of a developing country such as India. Every 20 minutes, the world adds another 3,500 human lives but loses one or more entire species of animal or plant life - at least 27,000 species per year. This is a rate and scale of extinction that has not occurred in 65 million years! 000000000 2010 1950 The world's forests have shrunk from 11.4 to 7.3 square kilometers per 1,000 people since 1970. The loss is concentrated in developing countries, mostly to meet the demand for wood and paper by the industrialized world. The burning of fossil fuels has almost quintupled since 1950 We have lost more than Two-thirds of the major marine fisheries are fully exploited, over-exploited or depleted. Human action has transformed between one-quarter of the planet's one-third and one-half of the birds. entire land surface of the earth. Sources: /obtainpopulationdata/a/worldpopulation.htm Billion People

How Humans Run The Earth

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Growth Infographic tracking our population explosion and the effects it has on our world (and each other).


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