Vincent Desrus's Blog

Blog created to make people think about the world around them

 

$18.000 billion…

This is the annual budget of NASA

 

$5,000 billion…

This is the annual budget of UN

 

We should probably spend our money elsewhere to send objects into space …

 

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When the people revolt against their tyrants…

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Louis XVI: “Is this a revolt?”

Duke of Rochefoucauld-Liancourt: “No, sir, it’s a revolution.”

Here is the list of the most murderers hurricanes since 1988…

– November 29, 1988 : more than 1,500 dead and thousands missing in a cyclone in Bangladesh which also affects the neighboring Indian state of West Bengal.

– 5 to 18 December 1990 : Typhoon Mike in the Philippines makes 750 dead or missing.

– April 29, 1991 : A cyclone followed by tornadoes and floods killed more than 138,000 people  in Bangladesh.

– November 5, 1991 : Cyclone Thelma on the island of Leyte in the Philippines makes  more than 6,000 people dead or missing.

– November 2, 1995 : Typhoon Angela makes ​​a thousand dead and missing in the Philippines.

– June 9, 1998 : A hurricane makes over 1,000 deaths in the coastal state of Gujarat (west) in India.

– October 26 to November 5, 1998 : Hurricane Mitch makes more than 9,000 dead and 15,000 missing.

– October 29, 1999 : at least 10,000 dead and many missing after the passage of a violent hurricane Orissa (East) in India.

– 17 to 19 September 2004 : floods caused by Tropical Storm Jeanne makes  1, 870 people and  850 missing in Haiti.

– 29 to 30 August 2005 : Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,500 people in the southern United States, especially in Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as in Florida and Alabama.

– November 15, 2007: At least 4,400 dead and millions homeless after cyclone Sidr which devastated the southern coast of Bangladesh.

 

 

I counted myself the total of dead and missing people in this list…

 About 184,107….

How many more dead people governments needs to REALLY fight the climate change….

( I should note that this list is not complete at all)….

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“Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts ? “

Confucius

When humans do something good …

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It might be time to be responsible to others…

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– Traffic collisions cause 1.3 million deaths per year (in the world)
– The traffic collisions are the leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 29 years.
– More than 90% of road deaths occur in countries with low and middle income, who have  less than half of the world’s fleet of vehicles.
– Nearly half (46%) of deaths on the roads are “vulnerable road users” (pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists).

– If nothing is done, road accidents result 1.9 million deaths per year by 2020.
Only 15% of countries have comprehensive laws regarding the five main risk factors of road accidents: speeding, driving while intoxicated, failure to wear a safety helmet for motorcyclists or belt safety and non-use of safety devices for children.

Some figures of misery and poverty in the world…

– 1.3 billion people live with less than 1 dollar per day.

–  South Asia has 45% poor, 40% in Africa.

–  The current consumption of an average African household is down 20% over the last twenty-five years.

–  20% of the poorest share 1.1% of global income.

–  In more than half of the cities in developing countries, more than 40% of the population lives in slums.

–  Nearly 12 million children die each year in the developing world from preventable diseases.

– Development aid represents only 0.19% of the GDP of the G7 countries, instead of the 0.7% target adopted by the UN.

– With 16.5% of the poor, the United States accumulate the highest world per capita income and the highest poverty rate in the industrialized countries.

– The European Union has at least 57 million poor people (11.8% of the population in France, 15% in UK, 6.8% in Sweden).

– 800 million people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water.

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