India has 545 million working cell phones thanks to its booming emerging economy, a number expected to reach 1 billion by 2015, the UN University said Wednesday.
That number exceeds the number of people who have access to toilet or sanitation facilities – only about 366 million, or 31 percent of the 1-billion strong population.
Cell phones are a “growth industry.” Basic necessities that are vital to a functioning, healthy society are not? This reminds me of the quote Hugo Chavez made in Copenhagen a few months back:
“If the climate was a bank they would have already saved it.”