Overspending on Weapons vs People
World military expenditures are estimated to be more than $800 BILLION a year and rising. At least $2.2 BILLION is spent each day around the world, on defense.
International arms sales are approximately $34 BILLION a year.
|Provide Clean, Safe Energy $50 BILLION|
|Retire Developing Nations' Debt $30 BILLION|
|Prevent Soil Erosion $24 BILLION|
|Provide Health Care and AIDS Control $21 BILLION|
|Provide Shelter $21 BILLION|
|Eliminate Starvation and Malnutrition $19 BILLION|
|Stabilize Population $10.5 BILLION|
|Provide Safe, Clean Water $10 BILLION|
|Prevent Acid Rain $8 BILLION|
|Prevent Global Warming $8 BILLION|
|Eliminate Nuclear Weapons $7 BILLION|
|Stop Deforestation $7 BILLION|
|Stop Ozone Depletion $5 BILLION|
|Refugee Relief $5 BILLION|
|Eliminate Illiteracy $5 BILLION|
|Build Democracy $2 BILLION|
|Remove Landmines $2 BILLION|
Above are annual cost of various global programmes for solving the major human needs and environmental problems facing humanity. Each programme is the amount needed to accomplish the goal for all in need in the world. Their combined cost is about 30% of the world's total annual military expenditures.
Source:World Game Institute 2000 / www.worldgame.org.
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