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2000 Vs. 2010: How the world has changed

2000 Vs. 2010 At A Glance DEMOGRAPHICS 2000 12010 Total World Population Source: United Nations, Population Reference Bureau 6.071 Billion 6.933 Billion Urban Population Worldwide Source: gizmag 46.7% 51.3% United States Population Density Source: U.S. Census Bureau 79.7 people/mile? 87.4 people/mile? TECHNOLOGY Internet Users Worldwide (Billions) 0.361 1.96 Source: Internet World Stats Cellphone Subscriptions (per 100 People) 76.2 Source: World Bank, United Nations Cellphone Subscriptions (Total, in Billions) Source: United Nations 0.719 5.3 Fixed Broadband Subscriptions (per 100 People) Source: United Nations Mobile Broadband Subscriptions (per 100 People) Source: United Nations 13.6 China Power Consumption (in Trillion kw/h) Source: Xinhua News Service, CIA Factbook 1.25 4.17 United States Power Consumption (in Quadrillion BTU) Source: U.S. Department of Energy 98.97 97.73 ENVIRONMENT Worldwide Temperature (vs. 1951-1980 average) Source: NASA +0.6°F +1.17°F Endangered Species Worldwide Source: International Union for Conservation of Nature 11,043 18,351 People Killed by Natural Disasters Worldwide Source: Swiss Reinsurance Company 17,000 260,000 Economic Losses from Natural Disasters $38 B $222 B Source: The Globe and Mail, USA Today Earthquakes in the United States 2,342 7,777 Source: USGS Average Price of Crude Oil (per Barrel) Source: World Bank $28.23 $64.97 ENTERTAINMENT Total United States Box Office Gross $7.7 B $10.3 B Source: Box Office Mojo Total Number of Movie Tickets Sold in U.S. 1.4 Billion 1.3 Billion Source: Box Office Mojo Graphic by Stephanie Fox •

2000 Vs. 2010: How the world has changed

shared by rmmojado on Dec 28
It's hard to believe how much the world has transformed in the past decade — but our handy infographic tells the whole story. Click to enlarge! So what's changed? Technology has gotten unimaginab...




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