100 Billion $ for WAR on Iraq- Some facts about world- Some questions to President George Bush

Presentation by Prof.K.Prabhakar kprksr@gmail.com

Context: War on Iraq

War on Iraq is costing world both in economic terms and human life. President George Bush is presiding over United States of America when 17% of them are able to get less than 2$ a day and tries to convince people that war on terrorism is more important. Some facts for all of us and questions to find answers. Reference: www.prb.org

Population Scenario: Present Population and Future Projections

The World’s 10 Largest Countries in Population
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2006 Population Country (millions) China 1,311 India 1,122 United States 299 Indonesia 225 Brazil 187 Pakistan 166 Bangladesh 147 Russia 142 Nigeria 135 Japan 128

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2050 Population Country (millions) India 1,628 China 1,437 United States 420 Nigeria 299 Pakistan 295 Indonesia 285 Brazil 260 Bangladesh 231 Dem. Rep. of Congo 183 Ethiopia 145

Some questions
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Is it possible to sustain the present growth rates in the world to feed the likely population in 2050? If so, how much bio mass is required and how we are going to generate it? 100$ will help us to reverse trends in most of the countries to come out of poverty, illiteracy, sanitation issues and illegal immigration. (Please prepare what we make a difference in the world with 100 billion $). President George Bush wants us to believe that creating misery for Iraqi’s and for Americans and for the world is more important than solving the world problems.

Biomass available for the world to meet the demands and government’s action.

Protected area

Protected area as a percentage of a country’s total surface area is an indicator for the UN Millennium Development Goals. Protected areas contribute to environmental sustainability in multiple ways by maintaining biodiversity, safeguarding genetic resources, preventing soils from eroding, and supporting local livelihoods. They can provide valuable social and economic benefits. However, designation of protected areas alone is not sufficient to ensure these benefits. Protected areas must be carefully selected and managed for conservation goals. How much money is required to do this work?

Countries With the Highest Share of Their Surface Area Protected (2006)
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Country surface area protected (In percentage) Venezuela 63 China, Hong Kong SAR 51 Zambia 42 Liechtenstein 40 Brunei 38 Tanzania 38 Saudi Arabia 37 Dominican Republic 33 Colombia 32 Estonia 31 Guatemala 31 Belize 30 Botswana 30 Germany 30 Switzerland 29

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We can see here some of the smaller countries like Venezuela is able to protect 63% of its surface area. What do you think is the reason for this? Some ideas to ponder Good Governance Less Globalization( As in the case of Venezuela) Small countries can do it. Rich countries can do it (as in the case of Brunei) Less spending on defense related goods and services What are millennium goals of United Nations?

Desire to cease childbearing

In Countries, Most Married Women Wish to Limit Childbearing to Two Children. One very useful indicator of women’s ability to limit their number of children in turn leading to the prospect for future fertility decline—is their desire to cease childbearing. In Vietnam, 92 percent of women who had two living children said that they did not wish to have any more children. In Nigeria, by contrast, that figure was only 4 percent.

Early pregnancies

Gains in Life Expectancy Since the 1950s Have Not Been Uniform.

In the early 1950s, life expectancy in China, Vietnam, Honduras, and Kenya was about 40 years—more than 30 years lower than in Sweden. Over the past half-century, China, Vietnam, and Honduras have each improved life expectancy by about 30 years—although they have taken different paths. For example, China experienced dramatic health improvements in the 1960s, while Vietnam’s improvements became more pronounced in the 1970s and 1980s. As for Kenya, the HIV/AIDS crisis of the last 25 years has reversed much of the life expectancy gains of earlier decades. Let us examine some graphs.

Life Expectancy

The Top 15 HIV/AIDS Prevalence Countries (2005)

Questions

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We see in www.myspace.com mostly from advanced countries and the data we see here regarding developing and under developed countries , many women expressed their view that they want no kids. How do you foresee this particular tendency of not having kids among women throughout the world is going to affect us? Is it a positive trend? Or a negative trend? Is it because of the wrong policies of promoted by vested interests that people feel that having children is great economic burden?

Net Migration Rates
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International migrants make up about 3 percent of the world’s population. Economic conditions, social and political tensions, and historical traditions can influence a nation’s level of migration. Net migration rates can mask offsetting trends (such as immigration of unskilled workers along with emigration of more-educated residents). Migration trends vary over time. For example, the Netherlands recently experienced a net outflow of people for the first time since the early 1980s. Is it desirable to have so much population to be on continuous “transition”? Moving away from their cultures and native traditions in search of so called “jobs”. The “jobs” are crated by robbing from low paid Americans to sweat shops in China, India and other countries to create 17% poor Americans and vulgarly rich in America.

Net Migration in Countries

In Many Parts of the World, Rural Populations Still Lack Adequate Sanitation.

Worldwide, only 58 percent of the population has access to one of life’s most fundamental needs: adequate or improved sanitation facilities. There are, however, wide regional and rural/urban disparities. In developing regions, only one-quarter to one half of all rural residents have access to improved sanitation.

Poor Sanitation and access to water

Poverty in the Developed World
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Almost everyone in the world’s more developed countries lives well above the international poverty threshold of US$2 a day ($730 annually). That does not mean, however, that all persons in the industrialized world are economically well off. Indeed, in many industrialized countries, more than one-tenth of residents have incomes below 50 percent of their country’s median household income.

Percentage of Poor Developed World

Poorest of Poor

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The highest number of poor people are in America and Russia. Is there any war on their poverty? Is there any war on their misery? Do we have answers?

Let us all think

President George Bush’s vision is to create safe world with 100billion $ of war effort for one year is to create misery for innocent Iraqis ,innocent Americans ,(who are in no way connected with the terror) and to all people of the world. Who is creating terror, misery, pollution, immigration? Axis of Evil countries or EVIL and GREED WITH MONEY? Is it right to blame George Bush alone for all the ills?