Friday, February 27, 2004

Facts

"With a twentieth of the world's population, the US produces a quarter of the worlds' greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions are up 14% from 1990 levels and are projected to rise by a further 12% over the next decade." - SchNEWS Issue 443

Now numbering more than six billion souls, the human population has doubled since 1950.

1/5 of the worlds population live in China.

The prison and the cost of holding each prisoner is £24 241.

Home office research shows that in a single year, migrants, including asylum seekers and refugees, contributed £2.5 billion more to the economy than they cost in taking up services.