AzFoo::About the World's Population

During October 1999 the world's population exceeded the 6,000,000,000 (that's 6 billion) mark. The following item was posted to the AZIPA mailing list and I thought it was interesting.

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following.

There would be:

	57 Asians
	21 Europeans
	14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south 
	 8 Africans
     
	52 would be female
	48 would be male
     
	70 would be people of color
	30 would be white
     
	70 would be non-Christian
	30 would be Christian
		  
	89 would be heterosexual
	11 would be homosexual
		  
	6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's
	  wealth and all 6 would be from the United States
     
	80 would live in substandard housing
     
	70 would be unable to read
     
	50 would suffer from malnutrition
     
	1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth
     
	1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
     
	1 would own a computer

PBS has an interesting website that discusses today's world population.