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1 life in a world of 6 billion hotlinked

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Overview of global population growth over time

Overview of global population growth over time

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  • 1. Life in a World of 6 Billion People 1804 1 billion 1927 2 billion 123 years 1960 3 billion 33 years 1974 4 billion 14 years 1987 5 billion 13 years 1999 6 billion 12 years 2012 * 7 billion 13 years1. at the current pace humanity is adding about 78 millionpeople per year - the population of France, Greece and Swedencombined, or a city the size of Ottawa every four days2. since the beginning of humanity, an estimated 75 billionpeople have been born and died... 6.3 billion of whom are stillalive3. this amounts to 81 billion people ever born on planet earth* Source: US Census Bureau Press Release Thursday June 19th, 2008http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/012112.html

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