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On Reconstruction

Reconstruction

 

It will cost $300 billion to rebuild Syria, according to the UN. Even as the carnage continues, Iran and Russia are already quietly waging an uncivil war to get in on those lucrative construction contracts, argued Eurasia Group in February 2018.

On the world in figures as 2018 dawns

Sources:   http://brainmail.nowandnext.com/; Signal Media

As many as 48 million of Twitter’s active users — nearly 15 percent of the Twitterverse— are automated accounts designed to simulate real people. The company claims that number is far lower, but the point remains: social media has become a decisive platform for commerce and politics – and its increasingly defined by people who aren’t even people.

 

By 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in regions that face

"absolute water scarcity".

Ref: United Nations (Switzerland)

 

In 2016, 19,000 children were admitted to UK hospitals

In Figures - Global Population

With global population now exceeding 7 billion, National Geographic examined provided a broad overview of demographic trends that got us to today and will impact us tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the global population is still growing by an estimated 79 million per year.

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West. U.N. forecasts suggest the world population could hit a peak of 10.1 billion by 2100 before beginning to decline.

In Figures - Global Inequality Halcyon In Figures 19 January 2012

The World Bank uses the Gini coefficient to help visualise levels of inequality of income or wealth.  Worldwide, Gini coefficients for income range from approximately 0.23 (Sweden) to 0.70 (Namibia).

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In Figures - Urban GDP Halcyon In Figures 4 October 2011

By 2025, Asia may boast more than 20 of the world's top 50 cities by gross domestic product (compared with just eight in 2007).

In Figures - Literacy Halcyon In Figures 19 September 2011

According to UNESCO, 793m adults – most of them girls and women - are illiterate. A further 67m children of primary school age are not in primary school and 72m adolescents of lower secondary school age are also missing out their right to an education.