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MAN LANDS ON THE MOON BUT 50 YEARS LATER HALF OF PLANET EARTH LIVES IN POVERTY

July 20, 2019 12:01 AM

50 years ago today: All our yesterdays

A SMALL STEP FOR MAN

Apollo 11 Lunar Lander - 5927 NASA.jpg

50 years later:

A GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND...

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  • Nearly 1/2 of the world's population - more than 3 billion people - live on less than $2.50 a day.

  • More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty - less than $1.25 a day.

  • 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty.

  • According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty

'The cost of our success is the exhaustion of natural resources, leading to energy crises, climate change, pollution, and the destruction of our habitat. If you exhaust natural resources, there will be nothing left for your children. If we continue in the same direction, humankind is headed for some frightful ordeals, if not extinction'.

'The living world has become impoverished. Species are being lost every day. Energy and other resources are nearing exhaustion. The environment is deteriorating. Pollution is everywhere. Climate is changing. Natural balances are threatened'.

Christian de Duve

Belgian - Scientist (1917 - 2013)

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