Our World in 2012

After some holiday visits and such, I’m back at my desk with some posts to round out the year. Today’s post is a neat encapsulation of the planet’s population and stats showing what our world would look like if we were reduced to 100 people representative of our current makeup. The site I’m referencing from, 100people.org, bills itself as a global educational toolbox and has a lot of neat info, pics, videos and stories of our planet’s now 7 billion human inhabitants. You can view the stats page here. The info has been updated and there are many surprising changes just in the last five years. Here’s what they’ve come up with:

If the World were 100 PEOPLE:

50 would be female
50 would be male

26 would be children
There would be 66 adults,
8 of whom would be 65 and older

83 would be able to read and write; 17 would not

7 would have a college degree
22 would own or share a computer

77 people would have a place to shelter them
from the wind and the rain, but 23 would not

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Video: Seasonal Leaves’ Dilemma- “It’s A Trap!”

Depending upon your locale’s elevation and latitude, the leaves in your area may have changed six weeks ago or they just might be getting started in mid- and late November. I took my cam and got some foliage footage around Rock Creek Park in DC a few days ago, and am in the process of editing them down to a few short videos. Some of the footage I liked was of all the leaves traveling downstream, many of which had begun to slow and circle as their predecessors started to clog the stream’s arteries. Good timing. The next day when I returned to get some more shots like that, the stream was fully clogged.

Seasonal leaves video #1 is a stationary camera angle, shot in HD just above water level, of leaves caught in an eddy, and captures the harsh glare of the late afternoon November sun, even with the camera and stream bed fully in the shade.

Bienvenue, welcome, namaste!

                             “Remember, remember, the fifth of November,                                                                             To turn back your clocks by one hour”                                                                                                                                      -unknown

November 5th, 2011.  Hey there, welcome to the front porch. Hope to have the door open soon. There’ll be sound environments, songs, videos, musings on experimental recording and more, plus a monthly featured-friend’s musical projects. Please check back; it would be great to have you and your musical observations along for the ride!         -Jeff Creamer