Interesting Environmental Statistics

Real-time global environmental statistics. So numbers might change after this post have been published.

6,008,485   

Hectares of forest loss this year

3,201,918   

Hectares of arable land lost due to soil erosion

74,033   

Species that have gone extinct (this year)

5,224,428    

Tons of toxic chemicals released by industries into air, land, and water

2,237,850   

Billion liters of water consumption this year

2,692,155     

Deaths due to water related diseases this year

 1,389,211,286   

People with no access to drinking water

These are statistics that impacted our everyday life. For example, toxic dumps into the air can cause severe illness, poisoning, birth defects, disease or death. Water is another one. We tend to take water for granted over here when people on the other side of the world have no access to drinking water.

On the other hand, there are opportunities for different kind of business models and to innovate.

Okay, nuff said. There’s more real-time statistics that you can dig in at Worldometers.

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Author: Dewita

Co-founder Ecotwist Labs.

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