Los números detrás de los números: Conoce a tus 7 mil millones de vecinos

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Los números detrás de los números: Conoce a tus 7 mil millones de vecinos

Mensaje  Dr. Doom el Mar Oct 04, 2011 6:47 pm

Si, si, tu sabes -- la población mundial alcanzará los siete mil millones este año. Aquí hay algunos datos sobre la gente del mundo que tal vez no conozcas.
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50,000 -- years it took for the human population to reach 1 billion, in 1800 1

12 -- years it took to add the latest billion, in 2011 2

12 -- projected number of years it could take to add the next billion, by 2023 2

9.3 billion -- potential world population in 2050, according to the U.N.'s medium projection 3

10.1 billion -- potential world population in 2100, according to the U.N.'s medium projection 3

15.8 billion -- potential world population in 2100 if fertility rates don't fall as much as expected, according to the U.N.'s high projection 3

158 -- people added to the planet every minute (births minus deaths) 4

227,252 -- people added to the planet every day 4

82,947,000 -- people added to the planet every year 4

100-1,000 -- factor by which the extinction rate of species has increased since Homo sapiens came onto the scene 5

15-37 -- percentage of existing species expected to be pushed to extinction by 2050 because of human-driven climate change 6

60 -- percentage of key ecosystem services (freshwater, air and water purification, etc.) degraded or used unsustainably by humans over the last 50 years 7

350,000 -- number of Endangered Species Condoms the Center for Biological Diversity gave away in 2010 8

100,000 -- number of Endangered Species Condoms the center plans to give away this fall, with your help 8

5.0 -- number of children born to the average woman in 1950 9

2.5 -- number of children born to the average woman today 4, 9

2.0 -- number of children born to the average woman in the U.S. 4

0.9 -- number of children born to the average woman in Taiwan, the country with the world's lowest fertility rate 4

7.0 -- number of children born to the average woman in Niger, the country with the world's highest fertility rate 4

215 million -- number of women in the world who want to prevent or delay pregnancy but don't have access to modern contraception 10

$16.9 billion -- estimated annual cost of providing family-planning services to all women in developing countries 11

$20.8 billion -- amount Wall Street firms paid out in bonuses in 2010 12

1.25 billion -- number of people living in more developed countries 4

5.75 billion -- number of people living in less developed countries 4

100 -- percentage of future population growth expected to happen in less developed countries 13

1.35 billion -- population of China, the most populous nation on earth 4

1.24 billion -- population of India, the second most populous nation 4

312 million -- population of the U.S., the third most populous nation 4

5.8 -- metric tons of CO2 emitted per person in China 14

1.4 -- metric tons of CO2 emitted per person in India 14

17.7 -- metric tons of CO2 emitted per person in the U.S. 14

4.5 -- percentage of world population living in the U.S. 15

18 -- percentage of global CO2 from fossil-fuel burning emitted in the U.S. 16

1 -- rank of the U.S. in terms of overall global energy consumption 17

18 -- number of languages the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement website has been translated into 18

0 -- chance of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement achieving its goal

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