The Breathing Earth simulation Welcome to Breathing Earth. This real-time simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates.
World of Change Satellite images showing how our world— forests, oceans, cities, even the Sun— has changed in recent decades. Read more Blue Marble
World Population: has reached 7 billion on October 31, 2011 is projected to reach 8 billion by 2024 has doubled in 40 years from 1959 (3 billion) to 1999 (6 billion) is currently growing at a rate of around 1.14 % per year growth rate reached its peak in the late 1960s, when it was at 2% growth rate is currently declining and is projected to continue to decline in the coming years average annual population change is currently estimated at over 80 million world population will nearly stabilize at just above 10 billion persons after 2062 a tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas it had taken all of human history up to the year 1800 for world population to reach 1 billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), the fifth billion in 13 years (1987), the sixth billion in 12 years (1999) and the seventh billion in 12 years (2011).
Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. There are now nearly 700 maps. Maps 1-366 are also available as PDF posters. Use the menu above to find a map of interest. In 2009 we added a series of maps of the world's population using a gridded cartogram approach: Worldmapper Population Atlas If you are interested in more background on map projections, read the short introductions about Worldmapper and map projections and gridded cartograms as a map projection.