What would be the world, if it were a village of 100 inhabitants? Where and how would people live? Which languages would they speak? What kind of work would they do?  How many children would they have? Where would the energy come from? Where would the waste go? And how would people get along?

The Book, 'Under Kleines Dorf-Ein Welt mit 100 Menschen' / Our little Village of 100 people (unfortunately only published in German), authored by Josef Nussbaumer, Andreas Exenberger and Stefan Nussbaumer (www.unserkleinesdorf.com) provide understandable answers on these complex questions. It provies an account of the last 200 years of man's history based on a fictitious village called "Globo" which in 2000 was populated by 100 people.

In 2000, 100 people lived in Globo. Ech year, 1 person died and 2 were born. Today 112 people live in Globo. There are 11 cars and 11 private firearms, often in the possession of the same people.

Each year 430 barrils of oil are consumed. Yet, 27 people live without electricity and 39 depend on biomass for cooking and heating. At least 28 persons are undernourished, 17 because they are hungry, and 11 because they have a strong corpulence.

15 live in slums, 20 without access to clean drinkable water and 45 without any sanitary facilities. Out of the 20 children aged between 5 and 14 years old, who live in Globo, 4 must work to survive.

61% of total consumption depends on 12 people, 39% on the rest 88.

The 7 people in Western Europe spend yearly US$ 2,150 for health,of which one fourth is private, 22 in SouthAsia spend only US$ 130 of which four fifth private.

In the village 'Globo' there are 10 "rich old persons' and 30 poor young persons. In general 45 people live on less than US$ 2 per day and while only 2 persons own 50% of total property, 50 people only own 1%.

Due to the increase in the use of resources for now some time and based on Globo's capacity, only 85 people can live there sustainably. According to US lifestyle, only 22 against 240 according to Southasian lifestyle.


Translated from German: Christian D. de Fouloy

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