- In 2012 the world’s population was about 7 billion 50 million
- China and India have the biggest population
- If we lived in a world that just has one village with 100 people, each person would represent 70.5 million people in real life.
- People from the village
- 60 from Asia
- 15 from Africa
- 11 from Europe
- 8 are from South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
- 5 are from Canada and the US
- 1 is from Oceania
- People in the global village all speak different languages.
- In the global village there are 6,000 languages more than ½ the people speak these languages:
- 21 speak Chinese dialect and of these 21, 16 people speak Mandarin dialect.
- 9 speak Hindi
- 9 speak English
- 7 speak Spanish
- 4 speak Bengali
- 3 speak Portuguese
- 3 speak Russian
- ⅕ of the villagers are 9 or younger
- More than half are under 30
- 9 are under 5
- 10 are between 5 and 9
- 18 are between 10 and 19
- 17 are between 20 and 29
- 15 are between 30 and 39
- 12 are between 40 and 49
- 9 are between 50 and 59
- 6 are between 60 and 69
- 3 are between 70 and 79
- 1 is over 79
- The numbers were very different in the village around the 1900’s
- The village is slowly growing
- There are many different religions in the global village
- 33 are Christian
- 22 are Muslims
- 15 don’t have a religion or are athiest
- 14 are Hindus
- 9 practice Shamanism, Animism, and other folk religions
- 5 are Buddhists
- 2 belong to other religions such as Judaism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Sikhism, Jainism, or Baha’i faith.
- There are big changes for some of the religions
- The villagers produce different foods.
- 31 sheep and goats
- 23 cows, bulls and oxen
- 15 pigs
- 3 camels
- 2 horses
- 700 chickens - 7x more than the people
- Not all the food was divided equally.
- 30 people are hungry either most or all the time
- 17 people are always hungry
- That’s 47 people that don’t have any or very little food
- Then the other 53 are fine and don’t need to worry
- In most of the village the air and water is clean, but some places aren’t so lucky or there isn’t enough.
- Fresh air and drinkable water is necessary.
- 87 have clean water either in their home or not far away.
- The other 13 don’t have clean and safe water and have to travel large distances to get it.
- 62 have clean sanitation like public or household sewage disposal, the other 38 don’t. They either have to go in outhouses or like the woods, and they are in dangerous situations.
- 68 people breathe clean air while the other 32 don’t.
- Some children don’t go to school and some just have to say home to help their family.
- 36 can go to school and only 30 go. There is only 1 teacher for these 30 students.
- The other 6 children are working instead.
- Three work for their families around the house, on farms, and small businesses.
- Three are child laborers. They are forced to work in fields, factories, and mines. They sell things on the streets and might serve as child soldiers in the military.
- Out of the people that can read 14 of them can’t. Mostly men are taught to read because people thought that they are more likely to get a job.
- Out of the 63 adults that can have a job only 52 are working. Six people want to find jobs, and five are in school.
- In this global village money isn’t divided equally. If it was everyone would make about $10,300 a year.
- The 10 richest people make up nearly 85% of the world’s wealth. Each has $87,500 a year in the global village.
- The 10 poorest people each have less than $2 a day.
- The other 80 people make in between. Half the people make an average of about $6 per day.
- The average cost of necessities is $5,000 per year in the village.
- The villagers have:
- 50 radios
- 45 televisions
- 103 telephones but more than 86 are cell phones
- 28 computers
- 2 trucks
- 10 automobiles
- 20 bikes
- 76 have electricity
- 24 don’t
- Of the 76 that have electricity they really only use it at night
- 73% of the energy comes from fossil fuels
- 17% comes from nuclear power
- 10% comes from wind and water
- Today people are expected to live up to 68 on an average.
- One big problem is malaria.
- 41 people in the village live in a place where malaria is found.
- 6 people contract malaria every year.
- There are shots and 80 people get vaccinations for some diseases.
- But more vaccinations need to be found.
Write a blog entry called, "If the World Were a Village" and write about the following in paragraph format. (Don't respond to these questions individually. Incorporate them all into a paragraph.)
The one statistic that surprised me was that only 3/4 of the world has electricity and the other 1/4 doesn't. That's 25% that doesn't have a fridge or and oven or any lights at all. It would be really hard to live like that since we have for our whole lives. Something that upset me was how many people go hungry in the world, and I wish that everyone had enough food like we do. The thing that made me want to improve that situation was about 50% of the world/village doesn't have enough food. Then the other 50% has enough to live or thrive with it, and we throw out so much food everyday it's unbelievable. To help this situation I would give away the good food that my family doesn't eat or still good leftovers that could help the people that are hungry and starving.
Also, include an appropriate image of some sort that goes with what you are saying (and give credit).: