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Despite Many Challenges World Faces Brighter Future

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There’s remarkable achievement happening against the world’s ailments! Click the link for the full story from Yahoo Singapore.

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UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – – Despite daunting challenges posed by global warming, water, energy, unemployment and terrorism, the world faces a brighter future with fewer wars, higher life expectancy and improved literacy, according to a report released Monday.

“Although great human tragedies like Iraq and Darfur dominate the news, the vast majority of the world is living in peace, conflicts actually decreased over the past decade,” says the 2007 State of the Future report.
“At this rate world poverty will be cut by more than half between 2000 and 2015, meeting the UN Millenium Development Goal for poverty reduction except in sub-Saharan Africa”, it added.
On the negative side, it pointed to hikes in CO2 emissions, terrorism, corruption, global warming and unemployment and a decrease in percentage of voting populations.
The income of the richest 225 people in the world equals that of the poorest 2.7 billion or 40 percent of the global population, the report said.

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And by the way, you’re welcome to enjoy my other newsclips at I got this one courtesy of Debbyski, a clipper who digs up something intriguing every day. Clipmarks offers just the high points (<1000 characters) from stories around the world. Find clippers whose interests match your own, and you’ll learn a lot in a hurry! Start your own Clipmarks file, and you’ll have a place to save and sort all you find on the web.

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Written by Monte

September 12, 2007 at 10:32 am

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  1. I had not heard of Clipmarks before, VERY cool, I will be signing up!

    -Derin Beechner-

    Monte Says: Yeah, I come across the most amazing things there, and stash a lot of quick clips there, and can post them directly to my blog from there. It is pretty cool.


    September 18, 2007 at 12:37 pm

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