If you could express what the world would look like if it were a community of only 100 people, what would it look like? This is the idea of The Miniature Earth, to help us easily understand the differences in the world.
Click here to learn what the Miniature Earth looks like.
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There are many types of reports that use the Earth’s population reduced to 100 people, especially in the Internet. Ideas like this should be more often shared, especially nowadays when the world seems to be in need of dialogue and understanding among different cultures, in a way that it has never been before.
The text that originated this webmovie was published on May 29, 1990 with the title “State of the Village Report”, and it was written by Donella Meadows, who passed away in February 2000. Nowadays Sustainability Institute, through Donella’s Foundation, carries on her ideas and projects.
Donella Meadows’ original “State of the Village Report” may be found here.
The text used here has been modified. The statistics have been updated based on specialized publications, and mainly reports on the World’s population provided by The UN, PRB and others.
The Miniature Earth website was first published in 2001, since than it has been seen by more than 2 million people around the globe and linked by more than 20.000 websites.
This is the third version of the project.
The Miniature Earth is also found on YouTube.