World Population

    Consider the following information about the composition of the Earths population. Attempt to determine the source and validity of the information.

    Whatever the source of this information you do (or do not) find may be, accept the information as true for the purposes of this Assignment. Prepare an essay of between 250 and 400 words that discusses your questions and conclusions regarding the information, as well as what, if any, action you would propose based on those conclusions. (100 points)

    The current population of Earth is around 7.8 Billion. For most people, it is a large figure, that is all. However, someone has condensed the 7.8 billion in the world into 100 persons,

    and then into various percentage statistics. The resulting analysis is relatively much easier to comprehend.

    Out of 100 :

    11 are in Europe

    5 are in North America

    9 are in South America

    15 are in Africa

    60 are in Asia

    49 live in the countryside

    51 live in cities

    12 speak Chinese

    5 speak Spanish

    5 speak English

    3 speak Arabic

    3 speak Hindi

    3 speak BengalI

    3 speak Portuguese

    2 speak Russian

    2 speak Japanese

    62 speak their own language.

    77 have their own houses

    23 have no place to live

    21 are over-nourished

    63 can eat full meals

    15 are under-nourished

    1 ate the last meal, but did not make it to the next 
    meal.

    The daily cost of living for 48 is less than US$2.

    87 have clean drinking water

    13 either lack clean drinking water or have access to a water source that is polluted.

    75 have mobile phones ????

    25 do not.

    30 have internet access

    70 do not have conditions to go online.

    7 received university education

    93 did not attend college.

    83 can read

    17 are illiterate.

    33 are Christians

    22 are Muslims

    14 are Hindus

    7 are Buddhists

    12 are other religions

    12 have no religious beliefs.

    26 live less than 14 years

    66 died between 15 – 64 years of age

    8 are over 65 years old.

    If you have your own home,

    Eat full meals & drink clean water,

    Have a mobile phone,

    Can surf the internet, and have gone to college,

    You are in the miniscule privileged lot (in the less than 7% category).

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