Thursday, December 30, 2010
Check out this diagram of how the world has changed over the past decade. All the predictable shit is there: we use more technology, Earth's temperature is rising, the Chinese are using up all the world's energy, etc. But the shocking part is the huge difference in the number of natural disasters and the amount of deaths stemming from them we've had in the aughts. Five thousand more earthquakes? What the fuck??
It's just crazy to think that over 15x more people are dying because of natural disasters. I mean, 146,000 people died from that cyclone in Burma? That's 53x worse than 9/11! Do you think the people there have bumper stickers that say "We Will Never Ever Ever Ever Ever Ever Ever Ever Ever Forget"? I would. Then I'd move the fuck out of Burma.
h/t to io9
posted by maurice