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There are 7 billion of us on the planet. What does that really look like?
It can be hard to get your mind wrapped around large numbers like the 7 billion humans living on Earth. 7BillionWorld helps you visualize that number.
Mon, May 06, 2013 at 04:17 PM
There are around 7 billion people on the planet right now. This fascinating graphic shows the world's relative population density.
To get an idea of the scope of what 7 billion people really means, take a minute and click over to 7BillionWorld (first this page
, then this page
to put it all into perspective).
With birth rates falling all over the world
, the population is expected to plateau sometime in the next 50 years or so at around 10 billion people. That's a big, but manageable number. If we transition to a truly sustainable civilization, we can feed, clothe and house that many people.
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