Scientific and technological progress over the past decade has made a huge leap. The United Nations is concerned about the […]
Scientific and technological progress over the past decade has made a huge leap. The United Nations is concerned about the current situation with sustainable development. The recently published facts should make humanity think and perhaps even change the vector of development.
Here are some scary facts about our planet.
1. Fresh water and electricity
More than 1 billion people still do not have access to fresh water. Every fifth person in the world still does not have access to electricity.
2. Level of the World Ocean
The average World Ocean level has risen by 19 centimeters from 1901 to 2010. This is due to the warming and melting of ice.
3. Depletion of land and slums
In 2008, degradation and depletion of land affected 1.5 billion people around the world. Besides, 828 million people live in the slums today, and this number continues to grow.
4. Hunger and Education
66 million children of primary school age in developing countries attend classes hungry. As of 2014, a total of 121 million children of primary and secondary school age in the world did not attend school. As for the countries affected by conflicts, in 2011, 50% of all children stopped attending primary school there.
5. Energy saving
One-fifth of the world’s final energy consumption in 2013 came from renewable energy sources. If people around the world switched to energy-saving light bulbs, about $120 billion would be saved every year.