How can I better visualize the world today?
Raw population statistics can overwhelm us. Here's one way of visualizing the world and its economic, housing, health, religious and educational needs: Shrink the earth's population to one village of exactly 100 people. Apply the earth's racial, economic and other ratios to these 100 people.
Here's what that village would look like:
Data compiled from documents published by Britannica Book of the Year, Habitat for Humanity, International Herald Tribune, the U.S. Census Bureau, the United Nations, UNESCO, and UNICEF. Research by Rekha Balu, Christine Engelken, and Jennifer Grosso.
This list is not presented to cause guilt. It is simply a way of helping us grasp the picture of reality.
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