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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 01:42 PM

Worldometers - A Big Picture

This is a very interesting resource for many reasons.

While we tend to narrowly zoom in on particulars, the bigger picture may tend to escape us or get lost in the mix and white noise of information overload. These meters cove a wide range of numbers in real time, from current World population and deaths to energy use and various expenditures and so on.

Looking over these meters provides a scope that reflects a vast, global context that can be relevant the particulars and connections of our surroundings and politics.

I have bookmarked, shared and studied these meters only because I think of it as part of being better informed about our planet and environment as a whole. Of course, some of the numbers can be rather astounding.

Give it a good gander and see what you think. Comments on this might be interesting, as well. Does all this impact your view in any way right now? Does the information change you perspective?

https://www.worldometers.info/

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Newest Reality Aug 11 OP
yonder Aug 11 #1
zackymilly Aug 11 #2
CrispyQ Aug 11 #3
lambchopp59 Aug 11 #4
smirkymonkey Aug 11 #5
Newest Reality Aug 11 #6
Duppers Aug 11 #7
Newest Reality Aug 11 #8

Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 01:48 PM

1. very cool, thanks

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 01:50 PM

2. While I was reading that, someone died in a car wreck. RIP. n/t

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 01:58 PM

3. Days to end of oil. Days to end of natural gas.

Wow. It makes me realize that I won the human lottery in terms of when & where I was born.

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:03 PM

4. Sobering realities every one of us must face or create a dark future for our grandchildren

Number one on the list is to get it through human heads that 8 billion people on earth cannot possibly drive individually powered gasoline vehicles without laying waste to our environment and climate.
Truly, WTF are we maintaining? High cost vehicles, gasoline, insurance, road rage, traffic jams, pollution, wrecks, maintenance, repairs, potholes, oil changes, road kill, toxic coolants killing animals, planned obsolescence, parking headaches, parking meters, parking fines, citations and some delusional notion that this makes us free. Screw all that.
I'll take the train, the bus, and read my book. I wish I had that option to go most anywhere USA.
For a nation that loves to call itself technologically advanced we certainly lag far behind many European areas who got their mass transit act together long ago while we were lining up at the gas stations decades ago in the fuel crisis. BART got voted down in many of the bay area counties in favor of "expressways" that turn into veritable polluting parking lots from 4:30-7:30 every weekday.
Time and again, plans are drawn to relieve the congestion, the pollution, the problems, then it gets nixed.
The following article is a bit skimpy on the details: the death of the MagLev project was far more sinister move by big oil than indicated.
https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/vegas-train/

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:12 PM

5. K&R

Bookmarked. Thanks for posting!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:14 PM

6. You're welcome!

I am so glad it is being well received.

We are not the low-information voters and that's an important distinction.

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Response to Newest Reality (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 05:50 PM

7. K & R

Thank you, Reality.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 05:56 PM

8. I am glad you like it!

Thanks for the kick/rec.

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