Monday, February 8, 2010

HOME – a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Home in figures

  • 20% of the world’s population consumes 80% of the planet’s resources
    GEO4, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) 2007
  • The world spends twelve times more on weapons than on aid to developing countries
    SIPRI Yearbook, 2008 (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)
    OECD, 2008 (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)
  • 5,000 people die every day because of polluted drinking water. 1 billion humans have no access to safe drinking water
    UNDP, 2006 (United Nations Development Programme)
  • 1 billion people are going hungry
    FAO, 2008 (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
  • Over 50% of grain traded around the world is used for animal feed or biofuels
    Worldwatch Institute, 2007
    FAO, 2008
  • 40% of the arable land is degraded
    UNEP (United Nations Environment programme), ISRIC World Soil Information
  • Every year, 13 milion hectares of forest disappear
    FAO, 2005
  • 1 mammal in 4, 1 bird in 8, 1 amphibian in 3 are threatned with extinction.
    Species are dying out 1,000 times faster than the natural rate
    IUCN, 2008 (International Union fo Conservation of Nature)
    XVI International Botanical Congress, Saint-Louis, USA, 1999
  • 75% of fisheries products are exhausted, depleted or in danger of doing so
    Source UN
  • The average temperature of the last 15 years has been the highest since records began
    NASA Giss data
  • The ice cap has lost 40% of its thickness in 40 years
    NSIDC, The National Snow and Ice Data Center, 2004
  • There could be 200 million climate refugees by 2050
    The Stern Review: the Economics of Climate Change
    Part II, Chapter 3, page 77

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