World population
The world population is the total number of living humans on Earth. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the world population exceeded 7 billion on March 12, 2012. According to a separate es...
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Not All Islands Are An Isolated Paradise: These Are The World's Most Congested
While most people envision islands as a wonderful, isolated tropical paradise, the reality can be strikingly different, especially on the world's most congested islands.
Risk Of Food Shortages To Rise With Climate Change
A new report found that extreme weather in the coming decades will have an increasingly strong impact on global food supplies. The chances of food shortages and extreme price hikes could triple by 204...
A Renegade Photographer Got Inside This Lawless Chinese City 119 Times Denser Than New York
In present-day China, the ongoing plan is to move 250 million people from farms into its developing megacities. That might boggle your mind, but the most heavily populated country in the world tends t...
Here's What The World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Population Sizes
Because they portray our world in only two dimensions, continents and countries become skewed, as does our perception of how big they truly are. And that doesn't even factor in how many people actuall...
The Solution To Feeding The World's Growing Population Doesn't Require Any Sunlight Or Soil
The world’s population keeps growing and we keep using up the Earth’s land to grow more food – so what happens when traditional agriculture can no longer meet the demands of all those hungry bellies? ...
Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures
How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people.
Global flood toll to triple by 2030
People affected by river flooding worldwide could triple by 2030, with climate change and population growth the main factors, says a new report.
A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths
This simulation gives an eerily omniscient vantage on the world as it fills.
World population milestones
Estimated and projected populations of the world and its inhabited continents from 1950. The shaded regions correspond to range of projections by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social A...
World population estimates
Estimates of world population for various points in history have been a subject of study for many years. Many authoritative sources exist for historical population estimates (e.g. U.S. Census estimate...
History of the world
The history of the world (or world history) is the history of humanity, beginning with the Paleolithic Era. Distinct from the history of the Earth (which includes early geologic history and prehuman b...
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Overpopulation
Overpopulation occurs when a population of a species exceeds the carrying capacity of its ecological niche. Overpopulation is a function of the number of individuals compared to the relevant resources...
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Human population control
Human population control is the practice of artificially altering the rate of growth of a human population. Historically human population control has been implemented with the goal of increasing the r...
Demographics of the world
The demographic of the world include population density, ethnicity, education level, health measures, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.According to the 2014 ...
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Population growth
In biology, population growth is the increase in the number of individuals in a population. The population growth rate is the rate at which the number of individuals in a population increases in a giv...
Paleodemography
Paleodemography is the study of ancient human mortality, fertility, and migration.More specifically, paleodemography looks at the changes in pre-modern populations in order to determine something abou...
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Family planning in Iran
Iran had a comprehensive and effective program of family planning since the beginning of the 1990s. While Iran's population grew at a rate of more than 3% per year between 1956 and 1986, the growth ra...
List of urban areas by population
This is a list of contiguous urban areas of the world ordered according to population as of 2013/2014. The figures here have been taken from Demographia's "World Urban Areas" study.
Demographia de...
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Here's What The World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Population Sizes
Because they portray our world in only two dimensions, continents and countries become skewed, as does our perception of how big they truly are. And that doesn't even factor in how many people actuall...
Americans for UNFPA
Americans for UNFPA's name was changed to Friends of UNFPA in 2012. Americans for UNFPA identifies itself as an organization which "supports the health and dignity of women everywhere." This U.S. base...
List of religious populations
The World Factbook gives the population as 7,095,217,980 (July 2013 est.) and the distribution of religions as Christian 31.50% (of which Roman Catholic 16.85%, Protestant 6.15%, Orthodox 3.96%, Angli...
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7 Billion Actions
7 Billion Actions is a worldwide campaign established by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in 2011 to commemorate the world population milestone of 7 billion people. UNFPA is a United Nations...
Nafis Sadik
Dr. Nafis Sadik (born 1929), currently Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General with additional responsibilities as Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia, and former head of the United Nations Populat...
Projections of population growth
According to current projections of population growth, the world population of humans will continue to grow until at least 2050, with the estimated population, based on current growth trends, to reach...
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