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THE WHOLE WORLD AS 1000 PEOPLE  (See explanation below)

If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 1000 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would like this:

There would be:

  • 584 Asians
  • 95 Europeans
  • 140 from North and South America
  • 123 Africans
  • 700 would be non-Christian, 300 would be Christian
  • 330 would be children
  • 60 would be over the age of 65
  • 200 People would share 75% of the income, while another 200 would share only 2% of the income
  • 50% of the adults would be unable to read
  • 7% of the land would feed 73% of the people
  • 28 babies would be born, 10 people would die every year
  • There would be 7 teachers, 5 soldiers and 1 doctor
  • When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for both acceptance and understanding becomes glaringly apparent.

Donella H. Meadows

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