Our Shared World

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Our Shared World Prof. Cinnamon Carlarne
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http://www.poodwaddle.com/clocks/worldclock/ The world’s population is approaching 7 billion
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The number of mobile phone subscriptions worldwide has reached 4.6 billion and is expected to increase to five billion this year, the U.N. telecommunications agency said Monday. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/02/15/business/main6209772.shtml
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More than one billion people in the world live on less than one dollar a day. Another 2.7 billion struggle to survive on less than two dollars per day. Poverty in the developing world, however, goes far beyond income poverty. It means having to walk more than one mile everyday simply to collect water and firewood; it means suffering diseases that were eradicated from rich countries decades ago. Every year eleven million children die—most under the age of five and more than six million from completely preventable causes like malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia. http://ac-server3.shc.edu/facingpoverty/Documents/U.N.%20PovertyFacts-E.pdf
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About 2.6 billion people – half the developing world – lack even a simple ‘improved’ latrine and 1.1 billion people has no access to any type of improved drinking source of water. As a direct consequence: • 1.6 million people die every year from diarrheal diseases (including cholera)
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course ENVR 201 taught by Professor Carlarne during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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