Never mind standing on the moon here are some depressing reality about your planet Earth.
We live in a world of trillions of living organisms and billions of humans and few millions of other species.
There are over 35 major conflicts going on in the world today.
There are nearly 210 million orphans in the world.
More than 500 million small arms and light weapons are in circulation around the world.
There are approximately 30,000 nuclear warheads in the world today.
Current global military spending is approximately $800 billion per year; more than the total annual income of the poorest 45% of the global population.
Genocide and other mass murders killed more people in the 20th century than all wars combined.
AND THAT JUST FOR OPENERS.
35% of the world’s people live in countries in which basic political rights and civil liberties are denied (such as freedom of speech, religion, press, fair trials, democratic political processes, etc).
Over 100 million people live in slums.
1 billion people – 1/3rd of the world’s labour force, are unemployed or underemployed.
Cows earns more than 1.2 billion of the world’s poorest people.
An estimated 27 million people are enslaved around the world, including an estimated 20 million people held in bonded labour (forced to work in order to pay off a debt, also known as ‘debt bondage’).
At least 700,000 people annually, and up to 2 million, mostly women and children, are victims of human trafficking worldwide (a modern form of slavery — bought, sold, transported and held against their will in slave-like conditions)..
About 246 million, or 1 out of 6, children ages 5 to 17 worldwide are involved in child labor
3 billion of the world’s people (one-half) live in ‘poverty’ (living on less than $2 per day). 1.3 billion people live in ‘absolute’ or ‘extreme poverty’ (living on less than $1 per day). Both in rich countries and poor, a staggering 30-50% of all food produced rots away uneaten.
By 2025, at least 3.5 billion people or nearly 2/3rd’s of the world’s population will face water scarcity. More than 2.2 million people, mostly children, die each year from water related diseases.
The richest 1% of the world’s people earned as much income as the bottom 57% (2.7 billion people) The top 5% of the world’s people earn more income than the bottom 80%. One fourth of humanity lives without electricity.
The wealth of the world’s 7.1 million millionaires ($27 trillion) equals the total combined annual income of the entire planet.
The combined wealth of the world’s richest 300 individuals is equal to the total annual income of 45% of the world’s population.
The world’s 3 wealthiest families have a combined wealth equal to the annual income of 600 million of the world’s people. The wealthiest one-fifth of the world’s population receive an average income that is 75 times greater than the poorest one-fifth.
Half of the forests that originally covered 46% of the Earth’s land surface are gone.
Between 10 and 20 percent of all species will be driven to extinction in the next 20 to 50 years.
Almost a quarter of the world’s mammal species will face extinction within 30 years. Up to 47% of the world’s plant species are at risk of extinction.
60% of the world’s coral reefs, which contain up to one-fourth of all marine species, could be lost in the next 20-40 years.
Land degradation threaten nearly one-quarter of the land surface of the globe.
An estimated 40-80 million people have been forcibly evicted and displaced from their lands to make way for the construction of large dams,
Global warming is expected to increase the Earth’s temperature by 3C (5.4F) in the next 100 years.
While we witness the horrific events that are occurring within our society and world today now with a blink of an eye, our world is constantly changing, for the good, but also for the worst.
With technology, we are losing sight of what is important.
We have begun to categorize people based on how they act, what they wear, their political party, their skin color, where they live and so many other factors.
We are always forgetting ourselves until someone wakes up to remind us of who we really are. Humans?
The world was always beautiful. It’s only becoming lesser and lesser.
There is only this world, only this single reality, and its shared by everybody, everyday… Not created.
Were economically and morally bankrupt.
THIS IS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.
The world has no one society. Surely its time we started to vote with our eyes not our ears.
All human comments appreciated
. All like clicks and abuse chucked in the bin.