Human Population Through Time – Video

Courtesy of The American Museum of Natural History

It took 200,000 years for the human population to reach 1 billion—and just 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion?

Related content:

Population Connection
http://worldpopulationhistory.org/map…

UN World Population Prospects
https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/

Real-time population counter
http://www.worldometers.info/world-po…

NASA EarthData
https://earthdata.nasa.gov

NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center
http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu

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