The Miniature Earth

This is a very touching and interesting way to look at the world around you in a smaller and more palpable scale. What would the world be like if it was represented by only 100 individuals?

“The text that originated The Miniature Earth was first published on May 29, 1990 with the title “State of the Village Report”, written by Donella Meadows. Nowadays Sustainability Institute, through Donella’s Foundation, carries on her ideas and projects. The text used here has been modified. The statistics have been updated based on specialized publications and mainly reports on the world’s population provided by The UNPRB and others.”


If we could turn the population of the earth into a small community of 100 people, keeping
the same proportions we have today, it would be something like this…

61 Asians
12 Europeans
08 North Americans
05 South America and the Caribbean
13 Africans
01 Oceania

50 women
50 men

47 lives in urban area

12 are disabled

33 are Christian (Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox, Anglicans and other Christians)
21 are Muslims
13 are Hindus
06 are Buddhists
01 Sikhs
01 Jews
11 are non-religious
11 practice other religions
03 Atheists

43 live without basic sanitation
18 live without an improved water source

20 people own 75% of the entire world income

14 are hungry or malnourished

12 can’t read

Only 12 have a computer

Only 8 have an internet connection

01 adult, aged 15-49, has HIV/AIDS

The village spend US$1.24 trillion on military expenditures UN and only US$ 100 billion on development aid

If you keep your food in a refrigerator
And your clothes in a closet
If you have a roof over your head
And have a bed to sleep in
You are richer than 75% of the entire world population

21 people live on US$ 1.25 per day or less

Appreciate what you have
And do your best for a better world

Download The Miniature Earth
(Right click “Save As”)

Here is what YOU can do…
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