Friday, August 13, 2004

Is there a problem or isn't there?

Stumbled upon these factoids from Again, the myth of population explosion via ExpectoRANTS:

Did you know that the entire population of the Philippines - which stands at 84 million (according to latest figures) - can entirely be accommodated in the island of Palawan?

On a global level, this translates to 4 million of the world's population fitting into the island-state of Singapore, which has a land area of 635 sq. km.
This in turn means that the grand total of 6 billion - the current world population - can theoretically fit inside the borders of Mexico, that is, if each person is made to stand next to each other (perhaps at arm's length).

That being the case, are we really getting worked up for nothing?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

so joy, you would rather have us all standing up? =) sj

August 16, 2004 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

Issues. It's a matter of issues. "Do we have an issue worth pursuing or not?"

Peace po.

August 17, 2004 at 4:29 PM  

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