The State of the Global Village

December 19, 2007

Have you heard of the “State of the Village Report”?  If you haven’t, in it professor Donella Meadows examines what the world would be like if everything was distilled down to a village of 1000 people (circa 2000).

If the world were a village of 1000 people:

584 would be Asians

123 would be Africans

95 would be East and West Europeans

84 Latin Americans

55 Soviets (still including for the moment Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians, etc.)

52 North Americans

6 Australians and New Zealanders

And then it goes into language, resources, and so on.  It has recently been updated by Miniature Earth – check out this video illustrating the stats.  Kind of puts things in perspective.

Thanks to JP Rangaswami for pointing out the video.


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