World Population Globe

WORLD POPULATION: QUICK FACTS

It’s sobering to think that on New Year’s Eve, 1999, when Australia looked forward to hosting the Olympic Games, there were a billion fewer people on the planet.

A mere 12 years – that’s all it’s taken to add a billion more souls to Earth.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words (make that an even billion), so here The Hoopla brings you the most startling on-line graphs, timelines and videos to help you make sense of how our successful species has exploded in numbers.

The UN predicts the world’s population explosion: visualized. The Guardian. UK

The World at Seven Billion. The BBC

World0meters.

World population. Wikipedia.

There, how does that feel?

Cosy?

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4 Comments

  • Reply October 31, 2011

    MrsP2011

    Scary.

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  • Reply August 17, 2012

    ivor.farkas

    A lot of small countries should also offer asylum to Assange.
    There’d be no risks in it : safety in numbers.
    Note, that there is a vacancy for a new Nonaligned Nations club

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