World Population Today: "The world population has grown tremendously over the past two thousand years. In 1999, the world population passed the six billion mark. Latest official current world population estimate, for mid-year 2013, is estimated at 7,095,217,980. The linked chart shows past world population data back to the year one and future world population projections through the year 2083." Image Source: http://efergy.com/blog/world-population-2013-what-do-we-now-know/
World Population (video) This short video (about 7 min) graphically represents world population growth from 1 A.D. to (projected) 2030, using dots on a map of the world. It may be a little boring for some students, (so you can always speed up the slower parts), but especially when you get to the 16th century and beyond, it’s eye-opening.
The size of it | The UN's latest World Population Prospects expects the world to grow from 7.2 billion people today to 9.6 billion in 2050. India will swell to 1.6 billion people; it is on track to overtake China in 2028. China's population will peak in 2030. By 2100 the UN forecasts the population to reach 10.9 billion—and still be rising. || Marketing Environment > Macroenvironment > Demographic
Today the world population reached 7 billion (more or less). The media and interwebs are abuzz about what it all means. Designer/writer/researcher Tim De Chant has a more interesting take: What does it all look like? Specifically: If all those people lived in one enormous city, how big would that city be?