Menorise [men-oh-rIse]; the process of inculcation.

Sobering Statistics.

Our earth is now about 4.55 billion years old with a total surface area of 510.072 million sq km of which 148.94 million sq km is land and 361.132 million sq km (almost 70%) is water.

It has limited resources and a fragile environment. The explosion of the human population in the last 200 years has been rapidly depleting the world of its resources and causing global warming. We were 1 billion in 1820, 2 billion in 1930, 3 billion in 1960, 4 billion in 1974, 5 billion in 1988, and 6 billion in 2000. ... as of today, we are heading to 7.5 billion.

Currently 75-80 million people are added every year and only 56 million people die. At the current rate we will double the world population every 35 years.
(Source.)

` © Yamini Ali MacLean

9 comments:

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

The future of the planet is scary to me . . . . It took so long to build but it not taking as long to destroy.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my word...scary figures
Hugs HiC

LBJ said...

That is frightening. Why we do our part to conserve whenever we can.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Actual we need to start being careful with our natural resource. I recycle and reuse where I can.
One of my saying is waste not want not...
Coffee is on

Oreo said...

Thats scary!!

Wags
Oreo

Mark Muller said...

I hope so much that we can keep this planet and it will not end as an empty rock in cyber space...

Janice Adcock said...

With those figures one can see why some countries have attempted to control the population. But consumption is an even bigger issue. http://public.wsu.edu/~mreed/380American%20Consumption.htm This sight makes me ill as a US citizen.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari oM
A worthy link - thanks for including it Janice! Yxx

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It is a thoughtful one. My Jesse is anticipating getting out of acting. He's 33. I think he needs a more steady life. They are very frugal, but ... I'll keep you posted!