December 30, 2016 by sparky in Knowledge, Society 0 comments 40

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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?

Published on YouTube Nov 4, 2016

Download the video in HD:
http://media.amnh.org/sciencebulletin…

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

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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