With the Global population reaching the historic figure of 7 Billion yesterday, I thought it might be appropriate to take a look at some statistics regarding populations.
As an aid in perspective, did you know that if you started to count to 1 million right now (at 1 per second) it would take you 11 days to count to 1 million!!
If you were to count to 1 Billion it would take you 31 YEARS!!
People use these figures all the time nowadays with little idea of how HUGE these numbers really are.
So yesterday the Global populace reached 7 Billion
You can add another 166,000 since then! There will be an average of 298,600, Births today.
There will be 84,000,00 Deaths today.
There will be at least another 63,000,000 people born this year.
916,616,023 Undernourished people in the world
1,548,171,171 Overweight people in the world
16,793 People who died of hunger today
848,466,912 People with no safe drinking water source
15,373 Days to the end of oil
60,800 Days to the end of gas
*these figures are increasing at an unbelievable rate, please visit http://www.worldometers.info/ there are some shocking facts there.
Our Global population was only 370 million in 1350.
It will be 10.5 billion by 2050
With our modern day lifestyles there is just no way this can continue. In the 1950's and 60's you were considered lucky if you owned a T.V, Today families in well developed Nations can own anything up to 5 T.V's.
Every generation expects more and more. Today we expect Laptops, games consoles, Ipads, Ipods, smart phones, GPS, satellite TV, more and more clothes, food.........and on and on (you get what I'm saying)
Any fool can see that each new generation expects more and more 'Stuff' and there is NO WAY this can continue indefinitely. The planet's resource's are running out FAST.
At this moment in time Planet Earth is DOOMED.
So what are we going to do about it? Can we do anything about it?
Hows about we start by consuming Less of everything, allowing alternative energy sources to be utilised and educating our children and all future generations not to be so greedy!!
The Powers That Be clearly know all this and they know it cannot continue. Do they have a plan? and is it positive or negative?
I just thought it might be prudent to have this discussion now with the 7,000,000,000 milestone being reached yesterday.
This video shows how populations have grown and spread since the year 1A.D (it reminds me of a disease spreading) lol
Last edited by HURRITT ENYETO; 1st November 2011 at 19:46.
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