With the worldwide population expected to exceed seven billion in 2011, National Geographic magazine offers a 7-part series examining specific challenges and solutions to the issues we face. The magazine introduces the series with its January cover story “7 Billion,” offering a broad overview of demographic trends that got us to today and will impact us all tomorrow. The first in-depth story will appear in the March issue, focusing on humans’ impact on the planet’s geology. Other stories will follow throughout 2011.
Every second, 5 people are born and 2 die.
By 2045 global population is projected to reach 9 billion. Can the planet take the strain? The population is still growing by about 80 million each year, it’s hard not to be alarmed.
Post author: Daniel Semper