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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

If the world’s population were reduced to 100…

Worth watching again, from time to time, and asking yourself “what did I do recently to make the world better?” Click here to see the real show: http://www.miniature-earth.com/

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If you have a bed to sleep in, a refrigerator for food, a closet for clothing, if you have a roof over your head each night, you are wealthier that 75 percent of the world’s population. According to the Minature Earth Project, if the world’s population were reduced to 100 people, 6 individuals would control 59 percent of the world’s money. The “State of the Village Report,” originally published by Dartmouth professor Donella Meadows in 1990, was used to calculate the statistics which many of us have seen in the form of an email titled "Village of 100." If the world’s population were reduced to 100 people, what would our global village look like? Since 1990, Ms. Meadows’ research has been circulated through millions of email inboxes and shared in thousands of classrooms, mine included. The updated version published by the Miniature Earth Project includes recent population statistics from the UN and the Population Reference Bureau. Continue reading Ms. Ward's post @ I am a teacher et cetera: A Village of 100


Ms. Ward said...

Just wanted to say thank you for plugging my blog in your recent post. I was absolutely shocked by some of the statistics in the recent updated Miniature Earth project. My students have been equally surprised. The presentation really helps to set the tone for our semester of study. And, it is cool to see others reading and responding to pieces I've written.

Evonix said...

i believed i am wealthy then! in my own very simply way...able to eat, sleep and drink!! God is great!! thanks for sharing this great post!! thanks for message in bc!!