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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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