Miniature Earth is a pretty amazing site. It’s slideshow that uses statistics to reduce the world to 100 inhabitants, and shows how that plays out demographically, who uses what resources, etc. They periodically update the statistics.
I’ve placed the link on my website under Towards The Twenty-First Century.
did you know about this site http://theplaceswelive.com/ ? It’s similar to Miniature Earth, that’s why I remembered it. I think both can be used successfully in teaching.
What an amazing resource, Mona. Thanks for posting this. After watching Slumdog Millionaire – this is all v. sobering.