This Miniature Earth Project video has been floating around the internet for a while, but it’s quite a sobering one and will definitely test your grey matter on who lives in the world and how they live.
It’s a great way to think about our Planet Earth in an objective and simplified way – especially when it comes to sustainability.
Instead of thinking of the world as billions of people, the Miniature Earth video compresses the world down into only 100 people, and expresses a number of stats in terms of the numbers of people out of that hundred.
For example, the number of people via race, gender, socio-economic status, and via geography.
Miniature Earth Project – See How Our World Lives
Miniature Earth is a great video and you may have seen already – but it’s good to check it out a number of times to realise what’s going on in the world at the moment. I have replayed this a few times to let it all sink in.
This video should be updated every time world population passes another billion mark to remind us all that the vast majority of people in the world live in the third world. Check out my article on the Reality Trip TV series.
For those of you that are lucky to be watching the Miniature Earth video on the internet, you’re in a top percentage of wealthy people on the entire planet.
I will even add more to this statistic – if you are on welfare in a first world country, you are in the top ten per cent of the world’s richest people. That’s right, if you ever think you are doing it tough, there are billions of people who are way more worse off than you.
The Miniature Earth Video definitely makes you think.
Have a look:
Miniature Earth – A Social Statement
If you’re interested in more reading, check out People and the Earth: Basic Issues in the Sustainability of Resources and Environment.