What 1 billion could buy.
$12 billion Universal primary education
$4 billion Eradication of adult illiteracy
$6 billion School lunch programs for 44 poorest countries
$4 billion Assistance to preschool children and pregnant women in
44 poorest countries
$7 billion Reproductive health and family planning
$33 billion Universal basic health care
$2 billion Closing the condom gap
$6 billion Reforesting the earth
$24 billion Protecting topsoil on cropland
$9 billion Restoring rangelands
$13 billion Restoring fisheries
$31 billion Protecting biological diversity
$10 billion Stabilizing water tables
$161 billion Total
What $975 billion currently buys.
(Military Budgets by Country)
$492 billion United States (does not include funding for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan)
$65 billion Russia
$56 billion China
$49 billion United Kingdom
$45 billion Japan
$40 billion France
$30 billion Germany
$19 billion Saudi Arabia
$19 billion India
$18 billion Italy
$142 billion all other
$975 billion world military expenditure
– Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute

Donald Broder speaks to American Friends Service Committee on the Medical Consequences of the Iraq War. Your hospital, school or organization may wish to hear this important presentation. Please contact PSR-LA to have a presentation in your community.

Donald Broder speaks to American Friends Service Committee on the Medical Consequences of the Iraq War. Your hospital, school or organization may wish to hear this important presentation. Please contact PSR-LA to have a presentation in your community.

What $161 billion could buy:
$12 billion Universal primary education
$4 billion Eradication of adult illiteracy
$6 billion School lunch programs for 44 poorest countries
$4 billion Assistance to preschool children and pregnant women in 44 poorest countries
$7 billion Reproductive health and family planning
$33 billion Universal basic health care
$2 billion Closing the condom gap
$6 billion Reforesting the earth
$24 billion Protecting topsoil on cropland
$9 billion Restoring rangelands
$13 billion Restoring fisheries
$31 billion Protecting biological diversity
$10 billion Stabilizing water tables
$161 billion Total

What $975 billion currently buys:
(Military Budgets by Country)
$492 billion United States (does not include funding for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan)
$65 billion Russia
$56 billion China
$49 billion United Kingdom
$45 billion Japan
$40 billion France
$30 billion Germany
$19 billion Saudi Arabia
$19 billion India
$18 billion Italy
$142 billion all other
$975 billion world military expenditure

– Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute