Calentamiento Globa y Cambio Climático

Calentamiento global es un término utilizado habitualmente en dos sentidos:

Disability Statistics

  • According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation, 54 million Americans (31%) are living with a disability (Cornell University's Disability Statistics FAQ).
  • According to the 2007 American Community Survey, 5,033,000 Americans (2.9%) have a sensory disability, such as blindness or deafness (ibid.).
  • 13,789,000 Americans (7.9%) have a physical disability (2007 ACS, ibid.).
  • 8,273,000 Americans (4.7%) have a mental disability (2007 ACS, ibid.).
  • 4,056,000 Americans (2.3%) h

Genocide Statistics

  • Armenia: 1,000,000 killed from 1915-1923
  • China under Mao: 58,000,000 killed
  • USSR under Stalin: 20,000,000 killed (Robert Conquest, The Great Terror)
  • Holocaust: 5,700,000 killed from 1933-1945 (Nuremberg Trial)
  • Khmer Rouge (Cambodia): 1,600,000 killed between 1975-1978
  • Bosnia: 250,000 killed from 1992-1995 (U.S.

Homelessness Statistics

  • Over a five-year period, about 2–3 percent of the U.S.

Environment Statistics: Global Warming and Climate Change Data

  • Annual average Arctic sea ice extent shrunk by 2.7 per cent per decade in the last century. Sea-ice decreases overall in summer by 7.4 per cent (UN, "Useful Climate Change Statistics")
  • The maximum area covered by seasonally frozen ground has decreased by about 7% in the Northern Hemisphere since 1900 — in spring by up to 15 per cent (ibid.).

Human Trafficking Statistics

  • An estimated 9.5 billion is generated in annual revenue from all trafficking activities, with at least $4 billion attributed to the worldwide brothel industry (U.S. Department of State. 2004. Trafficking in Persons Report. Washington, D.C.: U.S.

AIDS Statistics

  • Globally, there were an estimated 33 million people living with HIV in 2007 (UNAIDS, 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic).
  • In 2007 there were 2.7 million new HIV infections worldwide and 2 million HIV-related deaths (ibid.).
  • At the end of 2003, an estimated 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 persons in the United States were living with HIV/AIDS, with 24%-27% undiagnosed and unaware of their HIV infection (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

Sexism and Gender Discrimination Statistics


Drug and Alcohol Addiction Statistics

  • In 2001, almost 17 million Americans aged 12 or older abused or were dependent on either alcohol or illicit drugs (NHSDA, Substance Abuse or Dependence).
  • The highest rate of abuse or dependence on alcohol or illicit drugs was among 21 year olds (ibid.).
  • Among full-time workers aged 18 to 49 in 2000, 8.1 percent reported past month heavy alcohol use, and 7.8 percent reported past month illicit drug use (NHSDA,

Prison Statistics: Data on Imprisonment, Recidivism, and the U.S. Justice System

  • At mid-year 2007, there were an estimated 509 sentenced prisoners per 100,000 U.S. residents – up from 501 at yearend 2006 (U.S.


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