Thursday, September 20, 2007

Truth Be Known ­ Real Statistics About Earth

Did you know...

Each Minute

  • At least 51 acres of tropical forests are destroyed.
  • We consume almost 35,000 barrels of oil.
  • 50 tons of fertile soil are washed or blown off cropland.
  • We add 12,000 tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

Each Hour

  • 1,692 acres of productive dry land become desert.
  • 1,800 children die of malnutrition and hunger (that makes a total of 15million each year).
  • 120 million dollars are spent for military expenditures (making a total of one trillion each year).
  • 55 people are poisoned by the pesticides they use; 5 die.
  • 60 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in the United States alone (that makes a total of 500,000 each year with 20,000 leading to death).

Each Day

  • Over 230,000 babies are born.
  • 25,000 people die of water shortage or contamination.10 tons of nuclear waste are being generated by the 350 existing nuclear plants.
  • 250,000 tons of sulfuric acid fall as acid rain in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • 60 tons of plastic packaging and 372 tons of fishing net are dumped into the sea by commercial fishermen.
  • Almost 5 species of life become extinct.

But that does not mean that we can't make a change and preserve our future earth. This free climate change card says it all.

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