October 16th, 2008 | brainjuice
* Bluefin tuna is being pushed to extinction in the Med.
* According to the 2008 Global Hunger Index, twelve states in India have "alarming" levels of hunger and a thirteenth has its nutrition problems likened to those in Ethiopia and Chad. India now contains more malnourished people within its borders than any other country in the world. The number is given as "above 200 million."
* A two degrees Celsius change in average temperature will kill all kangaroos.
* Google’s Larry Brilliant is organizing a project designed to detect early signs of emerging global health crises, called the International Networked System for Total Early Disease Protection. What do you get out of that? INSTEDP? You’d think he’d arrange the words to get SPECTRE out of it.