I have a neighbor who knows 200 types of wine. ... I only know two types of wine - red and white. But my neighbor only knows two types of countries - industrialized and developing. And I know 200.
I have shown that Swedish top students know statistically significantly less about the world than the chimpanzees.
Avoid war, because that always pushes human beings backward.
What I'm really worried about is war. Will the former rich countries really accept a completely changed world economy, and a shift of power away from where it has been the last 50 to 100 to 150 years, back to Asia?
Half of the energy is used by one seventh of the world's population.
The number of children is not growing any longer in the world. We are still debating peak oil, but we have definitely reached peak child.
Health cannot be bought at the supermarket. You have to invest in health. You have to get kids into schooling. You have to train health staff. You have to educate the population.
If your economy grows [by] 4 percent, you ought to reduce child mortality 4 percent.
If you have democracy, people will vote for washing machines. They love them.
My experience from 20 years of Africa is that the seemingly impossible is possible.
There are two billion fellow human beings who live on less than $2 a day.
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