Jumat, 05 Oktober 2007

CHAMPAGNE & POVERTY


Each Briton uses on average around twenty times as many resources as each person in the Third World '
(The NI, September 1992)

'People in the richest countries in the North eat on average 30-40% more calories than they need "
(G Lean, Atlas of the Environment, Arrow 1991 )

"...the value of luxury goods
sales worldwide - high fashion
clothing, top-of-the-line
autos... - exceeds the gross
national products of two-thirds
of the world's countries"

According to a recent study by the lndira Ghandi The Economist, 5/1/91 Institute of Development Research in New Delhi, the developed countries, whilst representing only 24% of the world's population, account for 48% to 72% of the global consumption of commodities which satisfy basic needs, such as cereals, meat and milk

[Global Excess] THE WORLD'S POPULATION ARRANGED BY INCOME
Each horizontal band of this 'champagne glass' diagram represents an equal fifth of the world's population.
UNPD, 1992

"Nearly 80% of the world's population live in developing countries Their share of world trade is only 17%"
(World Bank, World Development Report, OUP 1991)

"Thirty-six thousand young children die every day (one every 2 4 seconds) as a result of poverty -
(UNESCO Sources, no 25,1991)

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