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November 13, 2003

Environmental indicators

Here are some international statistics on infant mortality and life expectancy and education and literacy.

The huge gap between developed and 3rd-world countries in these indicators of environmental quality will be apparent.

For a historical comparison, in Britain in the 1930s infant mortality was about 5 per cent and life expectancy at birth was about 60 - better than most African and some Asian countries today, but not as good as most Latin American countries (though the percentage of illiteracy was much lower in 1930s Britain than in Latin America now).

You can join the dots for yourself!

Posted by David B at 03:33 AM