post-title Compare the World.com?

Compare the World.com?

Compare the World.com?

Quest News

Ever moaned about the weather in the UK?  Of course you have, it’s a
national obsession, especially when it’s thrown such heaps of snow and buckets
of rain at us as it has over recent months.  But next time you feel like
having a whinge about how rubbish stuff is here, maybe just have a check out of
this site – If It Were My Home.

This is a really interesting site, where, with just a few basic statistics
about each country you can get a snapshot of life.  It’s also got a neat
mapping tool, which shows you the scale of disasters such as the recent BP oil
spill compared to Britain’s size. 

An example:

If Malawi were your home instead of The United Kingdom you would…

be 59.5 times more likely to have
HIV/AIDS

have 17.5 times higher chance of
dying in infancy

have 3.9 times more babies

die 28.24 years sooner

make 97.44% less money

experience 14.71% more of a class
divide

      but also…

use 98.2% less electricity

consume 98.14% less oil

spend 97.8% less money on health
care

Want to find out more about life in Malawi?  Why not volunteer in a rural village and
experience it for yourself!