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    Posted October 24, 2011 by
    New Plymouth, New Zealand
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    How much is 7 billion?

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    7,000,000,000 glasses of water


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JherryPhons says he chose to represent 7 billion through glasses of water because he felt that would be the easiest way to convey the information. He adds: 'The number is very alarming, that is very huge. I think every nation or leader on the planet needs to think or implement ways to lessen the burden that this 7 billion will bring. We need to balance things, there are more people in the urban areas than in the rural areas. I think we need to recycle, reused and reduce. We need to do something, let us do our part.'
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    How much is 7 billion?

    They said that we need 8 glasses of water a day for optimal health.

    In a year, we consume about 2,920 glasses of water.

    Therefore, we need to live about 2.4 million years to consume 7,000,000,000 glasses of water.

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