Earth's population e-mail

A famous e-mail chain letter, it starts off like this: "If we could shrink the Earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this:

There would be 57 Asians,
21 Europeans,
14 from the Western Hemisphere (North and South)
and 8 Africans. ..."

Historical perspective: In 2001, when Stanford University professor Phillip Harter first forwarded it to some friends and colleagues, the message in turn got forwarded all over the world with his name in the sig file, generating all kinds of questions and responses. Since he didn't write it, he didn't verify the data, but the magazine Fast Company did. By 2017, The Economist reported that before 1800, no country in the world had an average life expectancy at birth beyond 40. Today there is not a country that does not.

Click here to see the Running Counter of the Earth's Current Population!

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