Monday, March 15, 2010

The Miniature Earth

What would the Earth look like if you took all of today's demographics and applied them to only 100 people (instead of 6,808,615,758, as of today) - on the planet or in a village...?

Sometimes, the obvious is lost in a "can't see the forest for the trees" scenario. Maybe not the obvious, but the obvious boiled down to something the human brain can truly comprehend. All it takes is one person to present the numbers, or the situation, or whatever, in a slightly different and creative way, and BINGO!

Houston, we have comprehension.

Thanks to Miss E for the find...

Text verbatim from YouTube:

"The text the originated this movie was published on May 29, 1990 with the title "State of the Village Report", and it was written by Donella Meadows, who passed away in February 2000. Nowadays Sustainability Institute, through Donella's Foundation, carries on her ieas and projects. The Miniature Earth project was first published in 2001, since then more than 2 million people have seen this website.

The statistics have been updated based on specialized publications, and mainly reports on the World's population provided by different resources, like UN publications, and others. Bear in mind that these are only statistics, and consequently changes might occur after a few months or only after years.

Please see them only as a tendency, and not as accurate."

Piano Song By:
Yann Tiersen - Comptine d'un autre été
Beginning/Ending song by:
Celtic Women- You Raise me up.

1 comment:

Malena said...

Thank you for posting, A...