Friday, May 9, 2008

World Hunger

Still a concern???

"There has been no improvement since last count in the rate of decline of the number of undernourished in the world: 826 million people still do not get enough to eat in a time of unprecedented plenty"

"1.2 Billion People Live On $1 A Day Or Less--And Numbers Are Not Declining"

Over 200 million children under the age of five in the world are hungry. In fact, 23 boys and girls die every minute from hunger - that's 12 million children every year.
The financial costs to end hunger are relatively slight. The United Nations Development Program estimates that the basic health and nutrition needs of the world's poorest people could be met for an additional $13 billion a year. Animal lovers in the United States and Europe spend more than that on pet food each year

14450 tons of food wasted in America today

3025 tons global food aid provided today

Believe It Or Not?

Alain Robert: born August 7, 1962 in Digoin Sanone-et-Loire(71)- Bourgogne, French. Nickname: Spiderman, he is famous for scaling skyscrapers. Robert has scaled 85 giant structures around the globe including many of the world's tallest structures, most of which he has scaled using only his bare hands and climbing shoes. Robert's urban climbing career has been characterized by an ever-expanding list of famous landmarks which includes the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House and the Montparnasse Tower in Paris (in the 90s), Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (the tallest building in the world at the time in 1997), the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois (110 stories building in 1999), the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, UAE (watched by about 100,000 spectators in 2003, 200 meters = 656 ft), the Total, French (187 meter = 614 ft in 2004), the Taipei 101, Taiwan (the world's tallest building 508 meters = 1,667 ft in 2004), the Cheung Kong Centre, Hong Kong ( 283 meters = 928 ft in 2005), the Baltic Sates - Europa Tower, Vilnius (148 meters = 486 ft in 2006), on March 20, 2007 he again climbed the Petronas Twin Towers marking the 10th anniversary of his previous ascent of this building, the Jin Mao Building, Shanghai, then China's tallest skycraper in 2007, the Federation Tower, Moscow, Russia's tallest skycraper (244 meters = 801 ft in 2007), the Four Seasons Place, Hong Kong ( 60-story in 2008), and many more.

Believe It.