Human population explosion, visualized

The human population reached 1 billion in its first 200,000 years. It took just 200 more years to reach 7 billion. This data visualization video from the American Museum of Natural History presents the explosive growth of our species.

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200,000 years of human population growth in 5 minutes

The American Museum of Natural History's hockey stick graph of explosive human population growth in the last 200 years is projected to increase in the short term, tapering off around 11 billion, give or take several billion depending on a few variables. Read the rest