Tuesday, August 21, 2007

World clock

Thanks to Jason Hando for this (via Twitter). Have a look at this world clock, which is tracking the number of births, deaths, abortions, global temp, etc. Sadly - and predictably - rather US-centric (this "world" clock includes the US divorce rate and the US illegal immigrant count, but the equivalent figures from elsewhere in the world are absent). Probably due to the over-representation of US-based data sources.

Nevertheless, it is rather sobering to see the rate at which the population is growing, as well as the rate at which people are dying of preventable diseases.

Interesting to note that the number of internet connections is increasing faster than the population explosion!

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