Wednesday, July 4, 2007

land and people

overpopulation is an issue that comes up every once and a while.

here are some facts all according to wikipedia

Land area of earth: 148,939,100 km²

Human population 2005: 6,453,628,000

Manhattan, NY pop. density: 25,849/km²

Land area of Oregon: 255,026 km²

You could put all of the people in the world into Oregon at the density of NYC and have the rest of the world untouched. All 148,684,074 km² of it.

We'd still have to flush our toilet on California, but they deserve it.

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