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Rio+20 interactive: is the world getting better or worse?
Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:58 PM
Twenty years on from the 1992 Rio Earth summit, review the evidence on a range of factors including population, life expectancy, child mortality, ecological footprint, poverty, hunger, food production, GDP, social change, life satisfaction, battle deaths and biodiversity, then decide for yourself whether the world is getting better or worse.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:04 AM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:34 AM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:24 AM
I still think it is getting a lot better. There is obviously downsides too but there are a lot of areas where life is improving greatly for everyone.
But we are "paying" for these lifestyle improvements by using 1.5 Earth's worth of resources (increasing to two Earths by 2030). This is clearly unsustainable.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:22 PM
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