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Old 01-09-2014, 11:13 AM   #1
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A Report Card for Humanity: 1900-2050 - Bjørn Lomborg - The Atlantic

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One manifestation of this trend is that we are all living far longer. In 1900, the average person lived 32 years; today it’s 69 years, and by 2050 it will be 76. Advances are so rapid that for every month you live, medical science adds a week to your life expectancy.

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Those numbers make it sound like people you know today are living 40+ years longer than people you might have met in 1900. But that is not accurate unless you think of people you might have met as including new born babies. Babies born today are much likelier to live than babies born in 1900. But once you get through childhood you can expect maybe twelve or thirteen more years. And if you reach that magical age of 60 like many of us here you can expect to live 6 or 7 more years than your 1900 peer. Here is a link to a chart that shows life expectancy by age over the years.
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