Living Conditions on Planet Earth
· The human population of Earth reached 1 billion in 1804, 2 billion in 1927, 3 billion in 1959, 4 billion in 1974 and 5 billion in late 1986. On October 12th 1999, the human population of Earth reached 6 billion.
· The United States is a part of the developed or industrialized world, which consists of about 50 countries with a combined population of only 1 billion, less than one sixth of the world’s population. In contrast, approximately 5.5 billion people live in the developing world. In the developing world, more than 1.2 billion people currently live below the international poverty line, earning less than $1 per day
· One billion, or over 17% of all men, women, and children or, more than four times the population of the United States and Canada combined, do not have safe water to drink. It is expected that nearly thirty five percent of the world’s population will be facing water scarcity in less than 20 years.
· 500 million humans are homeless or poorly housed worldwide.
· Sub-standard housing, unsafe water and poor sanitation in densely populated cities are responsible for 10 million deaths worldwide annually, and are a major factor in preventable environmental hazards, which are responsible for * * 25 percent of all premature deaths worldwide.
· Waterborne diseases alone kill 4 million infants and children annually.
· 600 million people live in life and health threatening homes in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
· Over 3 billion people worldwide lack proper sanitation facilities.
· Every third child is born into a life of poverty.
“Destruction of water resources and of forest catchments and aquifers is a form of terrorism. Denying poor people access to water by privatizing water distribution or polluting wells and rivers is also terrorism. In the ecological context of water wars, terrorists are not just those hiding in the caves of Afghanistan. ”
International borders are imaginary lines drawn by people with imaginary power that separate the imaginary rights of one people from the imaginary rights of another people.
A few important links to information on this subject:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Internal Rescue Committee (IRC)
International Crisis Group (ICG)
Human Rights – Wikipedia
Human Rights Watch – Defending Human Rights Worldwide
Water privatization – Wikipedia
Privitization of Public Resources
Clean Water and Reasonable Living Conditions for War Victims
Human Rights Watch
Humanity on the Edge of Annihilation
A Table of Contents
Why Does Mankind Need to Change?
Jesus and the Apostles on the World
We Have to End Starvation!
The Killing Must Stop!
Destruction of the Environment Must Stop Now!
Corporate Control of Society Must End!
Alternative Media Resources