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  • Purchase the song “Yell Fire!” by Michael Franti from i-tunes. Then burn the song on a CD and place in your CD player.

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Global Revolutions

The World is Going Through Revolutionary Changes.

Where are we seeing the greatest change?

1. Population

The world’s population is:By 2050 it’s projected to be over 9,000,000,000












Distributions of ages are changingUSA

  • It is estimated that over 20 million children will be orphaned by AIDS.

  • Most in sub- Saharan Africa

2. Resources

  • The average family in Kenya uses about 5 gallons of water each day...when available.

In Fresno it’s 258 gallons

  • The average American individual uses 100 to 176 gallons of water at home each day.

Threats to Biodiversity

  • Animals and plants are vanishing where people are living.

  • “as much as 400 times the "normal", average, rate of extinction.”

    • Paul Ralph Ehrlich at Stanford University

Americans drank 31.2 Billion Liters of water last year.

  • 17 Million barrels of oil are needed for the plastic bottles.

  • It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.

  • Less than 20% of the bottles are recycled.

  • The amount of corn it takes to make 25 gallons of ethanol could feed 1 person for 1 year.

  • More corn went for fuel than food or feed last year.

Today, more than half of Earth's original rainforests have all been destroyed.

Our world’s climate is changing

Upsala glacier,



Upsala glacier,



But people are changing too.

3.Advances in Technology

“90% of products delivered at the end of the year didn’t exist at the beginning.”

  • Craig R. Barrett, Chairman of the Board of the Intel corporation.

Japan’s K Computer

  • 8 Petaflops /second 1015

  • The entire library of congress downloaded in under 1 second.

  • Every motion picture ever created in less than a minute.

The Future is Getting Smaller

Genetic Engineering

  • Genes from a spider have been spliced into goat embryos.

  • Goats produce web proteins in their milk

  • These are being used to make ultra-strong fibers.

  • Bullet-proof clothing.

That’s just weird!

4.Flow of Information

Where are we getting our information today?

Illiteracy rates in the developing world are dropping.

5. Economic


The Richest 1% of the world receives as much income as the poorest 57%


  • Since it opened in 1976, Grameen Bank has loaned over $6 Billion miro-loans to the poor in Bangladesh.

  • 97% to women

  • 98.6% repay the loans

  • 64% were raised out of poverty.

Muhammad Yunus

6.Conflict & Security

There are between 70 and 80 million landmines in the ground in one-third of the world's nations. 

Amnesty International estimates that there are currently around 250,000 children under the age of 18 that are actively involved in global conflicts.

How are we fighting our wars?


Non Governmental Organization (NGO) have become increasing influential in Global Affairs.

The BRIC Countries are Poised to Show the Greatest Change





People are demanding changes in their government

Governments are demanding changes from other governments

So…we need to think about our future.

Will it be one of promise

Or one of peril

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