25 Depressing Statistics About The World We Live In

Look out your window. Isn’t a beautiful day? You’re probably brimming with optimism as you prepare what in your mind is going to be a perfect, glorious day of positivity. But just in case you were feeling really good about yourself today, allow us to hit you with a strong dose of depressing reality (because who doesn’t like reality…actually there’s a lot of people who don’t like reality). These are 25 depressing statistics about the world we live in.

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The United States now spends some $200 billion on the correctional system each year, a sum that exceeds the gross domestic product of twenty-five US states and 140 foreign countries.

jailSource: nytimes,com
19

At least 10 times as many girls are now trafficked into brothels annually as African slaves were transported to the New World in the peak years of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

slave tradeSource: nytimes.com

18

Your brain starts to deteriorate when you are 27

brainSource: dailymail.co.uk
17

The amount the U.S. military spends annually on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan is $20.2 billion. That's more than NASA's budget.

iraqSource: npr.org

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Both in rich countries and poor, a staggering 30-50% of all food produced rots away uneaten.

foodSource: economist.com

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