Human Population Through Time

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    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?

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    Population Connection

    UN World Population Prospects

    Real-time population counter

    NASA EarthData

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    Video credits:

    AMNH/L. Moustakerski

    AMNH/S. Krasinski

    Sound Design
    AMNH/J. Morfoot

    Scientific Advisors
    AMNH/S. Macey
    AMNH/J. Zichello
    Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

    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
    Needham, J. Science and Civilisation in China
    Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

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