Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “HOME” in numbers

I just watched the beautiful “HOME” documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. It has +1M views on YouTube after about a month. I’d warmly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. A bit “propagandic” in an Inconvenient Truth way, but hey – it’s only the truth this time around too. Some key takeaways:

  • 20% of the world’s population consumes 80% of its resources
  • The world spends 12 times more on military expenditures than on aid to developing countries
  • 5,000 people a day die because of dirty drinking water. 1 billion people have no access to safe drinking water
  • Nearly 1 billion people are going hungry
  • Over 50% of grain traded around the world is used for animal feed or biofuels
  • 40% of arable land has suffered long-term damage
  • Every year, 13 millions hectares of forest disappear
  • One mammal in 4, one bird in 8, one amphibian in 3 are threatened with extinction. Species are dying at a rhythm 1,000 times faster than the natural rate
  • Three quarters of fishing grounds are exhausted, depleted or in dangerous decline
  • The average temperature of the last 15 years have been the highest ever recorded
  • The ice cap is 40% thinner than 40 years ago
  • There may be at least 200 million climate refugees by 2050