What percentage of global fish stocks are fully exploited?
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO), 52% of global fish stocks are fully exploited, 77% are over exploited and a further 7% are fully depleted.
The average square kilometer of ocean has how many micro pieces of plastic?
According to reporting in 2018 done by CNN in coordination with the Woods Hole Oceanograpic Institute, “The average square kilometer of ocean contains around 20,000 micro plastic pieces.”
How many children aged 5 to 17 are trapped in child labor?
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), 152 million children ages 5 to 17 are still trapped in child labor (2017).
When was the last time that the earth had this much CO2 in the atmosphere?
Carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere have increased to over 410ppm in 2016. According to ice core data, atmospheric CO2 has not been that high for almost 800,000 years.
How many millions of people do not have access to clean water?
The US Center for Disease Control cites statistics that 780 million people do not have access to reliable clean water.
What percent of the global population live in extreme poverty?
According to World Bank estimates (data 2013), approximately 11% of the global population, or 763 million people, were living in extreme poverty, defined as less than $1.90 USD measured in 2011 purchasing power parity. IMAGE COURTESY of WIKIMEDIA COMMONS https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Percent_poverty_world_map.png
How many megacities have populations of over 10 million?
According to United Nations data, there were 31 megacities of over 10 million in the world in 2016. Other reports using a broader definition of metropolitan areas suggest there are 47 metropolitan areas with more than 10 million in 2017.
How much of the world’s topsoil has been lost in the last 150 years?
According to the World Wildlife Fund, half of the topsoil on the planet has been lost in the last 150 years.
How many millions of people do not have access to clean sanitation?
The US Center for Disease Control cites statistics that 2.5 billion people do not have access to clean sanitation.
How many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by 193 nations in 2015?
There are 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed by 193 member states in 2015. The goals are part of “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.