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Date: 2024-06-22 Page is: DBtxt003.php L0300-IS-in-pictures-211108
ISSUES - IN PICTURES
SYSTEMIC DYSFUNCTION
SOCIETY
ENVIRONMENT
ECONOMY
GOOD PEOPLE
EVERYWHERE
NATURE'S
POSSIBILITIES
AMAZING
PRODUCTIVITY
.
THERE IS GOOD AND BAD
GOOD PEOPLE EVERYWHERE
There are good nice people everywhere on the planet

Arab Women

Arab Men

Indian family

Nigerian Kids

Vietnam factory worker

US Construction Worker
... and some good leaders

Paul Polman

Norm Chomsky

Nelson Mandella

Mike Bloomberg

Martin Luther King JR

John Maynard Keynes
AMAZING TECHNOLOGY
Technological progress has been very rapid and getting faster and faster all the time
MEDICAL SCIENCE

Genetic code / DNA

Antibiotics

3D Printing
MATERIALS

Composite materials

Plastics

High strength steels
ELECTRONICS

IBM

Microsoft

Oracle
COMMUNICATIONS

Apple

Print Media

Digital Media
SOCIAL MEDIA

Google

Facebook

Twitter
PASSENGER TRANSPORT

Passenger Rail
Passenger Car
Passenger Bus
FREIGHT / LOGISTICS

Shanghai new port

Container Ships

Freight rail
AEROSPACE

Jet engines

Passenger Aircraft

Satellites
.
BUT SOME TERRIBLE OUTCOMES
INEQUALITY

Obscene Wealth

Terrible Poverty

Juxtaposed
STARVATION / MALNUTRITION

Africa

North Korea

Somalia
WAR / DESTRUCTION

Aleppo, Syria

Sanaa, Yemen

Mosul, Iraq
... and DEATH ... wanton killing

Monrovia, Liberia

Darfur, Sudan

Rwanda
Urban degradation

Detroit, USA

Modern slums

Not so modern slums
Pollution

Air pollution

Land fill

Plastic
Land Degradation

Mining

Deforestation

Desertification
Extreme Weather Events

Hurricanes

Rain events / Flooding

Ice Melt
.
WHY?
Some very nasty national leaders

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen

Charles Taylor, Liberia

Bashar al-Assad, Syria

Muammar Gaddafi, Libya

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Idi Amin, Uganda
Money making nasty business ...

Viktor Bout, Arms Trafficker

el-Chapo-Guzman, Drug Trafficker

Sex Trafficking
Energy Industry ... Big profits and big pollution

Crude oil in Niger Delta

Flaring gas in USA

Refinery air quality

Coal (Open pit)

Fracking

Oil Spills / BP
Free enterprise oligarchs

Carlos Slim / Grupo Carso

Larry Ellison / Oracle

Bill Gates / Microsoft

Jeff Bezos / Amazon

Elon Musk / Tesla, Space-X

Richard Branson / Virgin
Too much militarism

Atomic Bomb / Mushroom Cloud

Powerful Navy

Air Power
Too little development cooperation

UN headquarters

US State Department

World Bank HQ
SITE COUNT Amazing and shiny stats
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