If the world were a village of 100 inhabitants…

What does the world’s population look like?

In 2011, the Earth’s population exceeded 7 billion people, and this figure continues to grow. We are expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2050. To understand the make-up of our species, here’s an infographic that targets and synthesizes the complex issues facing our planet and the resources we share. How? by reducing the population to 100 people.

Imagine a village of 100 people. How many women? And how many men? Which nationality would be most represented? Which language would be the most widely spoken? How many people would know how to read? How many would have a house? What would they eat?

If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, here’s the answer, summarized in percentages in this infographic.

100 personnes dans un village pour représenter le monde, infographie

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