1,000 barrels of oil pumped PER SECOND - and other astounding stats

When's the last time you heard someone say, "Every ___ seconds someone is diagnosed with cancer," or "Every ___ seconds someone dies of ___ disease"?

The World Clock is an eye-opening website that estimates several vital statistics, including the earth's temperature, population, incidences of disease, and more. Open the website, and you will see constantly updated stats for many categories for this year. Clicking each of the buttons at the top will give you data pertaining to this month, this week, and today.

  • The earth's temperature rises by one billionth of a degree every three seconds.

  • One thousand barrels of oil are pumped every second.

  • We lose a hectare of forest about every 2.5 seconds.

  • More than fifty species have become extinct today alone.

  • The world's population has grown by more than five million this week - nearly the population of Colorado.

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