Human Population Through Time

submitted by Madamxtra on 05/18/17 1

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 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? Download the video in HD: media.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/AMNH_HumanPopulation_DOWNLOAD.mp4 Related content: Population Connection worldpopulationhistory.org/map/1/mercator/1/0/25/ UN World Population Prospects esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/ Real-time population counter www.worldometers.info/world-population/ NASA EarthData earthdata.nasa.gov NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu Video credits: Writer/Producer AMNH/L. Moustakerski Animator AMNH/S. Krasinski Sound Design AMNH/J. Morfoot Scientific Advisors AMNH/S. Macey AMNH/J. Zichello Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Images PhyloPic David Hillis, Derrick Zwickl, and Robin Gutell, University of Texas World Population used courtesy of Population Connection, ©2015 Other Population Data Sources Population Connection United Nations, “World Population Prospects: 2015 Revision” US Census Bureau Maps and Event Sources Encyclopedia Britannica Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center NASA NOAA Needham, J. Science and Civilisation in China TimeMaps Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

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