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How the world went from 170 million people to 7.3 billion, in one map. Humanity has conquered the world.

How the world went from 170 million people to 7.3 billion, in one map

It's hard to appreciate what that means, but the video above, by WorldPopulationHistory.org, shows just how incredible the growth and expansion of humanity has been over the past 2,000 years. Italian town welcomes first baby for 28 years. Image copyright Wikimedia/Francofranco56 A small town in northern Italy is celebrating the arrival of its first baby since the 1980s.

Italian town welcomes first baby for 28 years

The mayor of Ostana, which lies in the mountains of the Piedmont region, says the new arrival is a "dream come true" for the tiny community, which has seen its population plummet over the past 100 years. Baby Pablo, who was born in a Turin hospital last week, takes the number of inhabitants to 85, although only about half live there permanently, La Stampa newspaper reports. Mayor Giacomo Lombardo says that while 1,000 people called Ostana home in the early 1900s, a steady drop in the birth rate began after World War Two. "The real decline started in 1975, with 17 babies between 1976 and 1987, when the last boy was born - until little Pablo," he says.

Ostana is trying to reverse the depopulation trend, primarily by creating new jobs. Who is cashing in on keeping migrants out? Driving towards Mexico through Arizona, watchtowers rise out of the dry soil like tall cacti.

Who is cashing in on keeping migrants out?

The highway is adorned with clutches of cameras and blocked by a vast Border Patrol checkpoint. Down at the border itself, a tall fence of rust-brown steel drives a wedge between ambos Nogales – ‘both Nogales’, as the interlinked US and Mexican towns are known. In the hinterland, drones buzz over the rattlesnake-infested ground, which is dotted by sensors whose antennae sprout like desert weed. ‘You have to watch where you step,’ says one middle-aged Central American man at a shelter in Nogales, Mexico, as he mimics a mine-clearing movement. The other migrants around us murmur and nod. Current Population is Three Times the Sustainable Level - World Population Balance - United States world environmentally sustainable population. Global Footprint Network data shows that humanity uses the equivalent of 1.6 planet Earths to provide the renewable resources we use and absorb our waste.1 If all 7+ billion of us were to enjoy a European standard of living - which is about half the consumption of the average American - the Earth could sustainably support only about 2 billion people.

Current Population is Three Times the Sustainable Level - World Population Balance - United States world environmentally sustainable population

It is crucial to understand that the longer we continue consuming more resources than the Earth can sustainably provide, the less able the Earth can meet our resource needs in the future - and the fewer people the planet can support - long-term. Evidence of unsustainable resource use is all around us. Global aquifers are being pumped 3.5 times faster than rainfall can naturally recharge them.2 Eventually they will run dry and hundreds of millions will suffer. Topsoil is being lost 10-40 times faster than it is formed.3 Feeding all 7+ billion of us will become increasingly difficult.

All of us want a viable, sustainable global home. Kent council struggling to cope with rise in child migrants. Image copyright EPA Vulnerable children are being placed in care outside their home county of Kent due to the influx of child asylum seekers, according to council chiefs.

Kent council struggling to cope with rise in child migrants

11 Countries with Highest Urban Population Percentage. These 11 countries with the highest urban population percentage offer a glimpse into the future of dominantly urbanized world.

11 Countries with Highest Urban Population Percentage

In 2014, more than a half of world population, or more precisely 54 percent, lived in urban areas. The number of 3.9 billion people living in the cities represents a significant increase compared to 1950 when the total urban population was 746 million. More people in Europe are dying than are being born. More people in Europe are dying than are being born, according to a new report co-authored by a Texas A&M University demographer.

More people in Europe are dying than are being born

In contrast, births exceed deaths, by significant margins, in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S., with few exceptions. Texas A&M Professor of Sociology Dudley Poston, along with Professor Kenneth Johnson, University of New Hampshire, and Professor Layton Field, Mount St. Mary's University, published their findings in Population and Development Review this month. The researchers find that 17 European nations have more people dying in them than are being born (natural decrease), including three of Europe's more populous nations: Russia, Germany and Italy. World Population Clock: 7.3 Billion People (2015) The world population (the total number of living humans on Earth) was 7.4 billion as of June 2016 according to Worldometers and based on the latest estimates provided by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division [1].

World Population Clock: 7.3 Billion People (2015)

World population is projected to reach 8 billion in 2024 and 10 billion in the year 2056. World Population: Past, Present, and Future. This amazing GIF shows 300 years of global population shifts. Over the past 200 years, the global population has changed dramatically, in terms of both pure numbers and where populations are growing — and how quickly.

This amazing GIF shows 300 years of global population shifts

This has massive implications for global politics, but can be hard to appreciate abstractly — which is why the following GIF mapping the changes, from Microcosm's Max Galka, is so interesting. Galka took a standard map projection, then readjusted the size of each continent to match the percentage of the global population that lives there. The GIF shows what that looked like in 1800, 1900, and 2000, plus, according to United Nations projections, what it will look like in 2100: (Max Galka/Microcosm) There's a lot of information packed in there. India records higher sterilization than US, China, reveals govt data - Times of India. NEW DELHI: India has registered the highest contraceptive prevalence rate for sterilization at 36.9%, as compared to other countries with similar demographics, government data showed.

India records higher sterilization than US, China, reveals govt data - Times of India

The US, which followed India in the rankings, recorded 36.3% whereas China's was at 33.2% and Brazil's at 34.2%. This assumes significance in the wake of concerns related to India's rising population and the government's continuous efforts to contain the decadal growth rate. Various international agencies, including the United Nations, have projected that India will be the most populous nation by 2022. How Religion is Making Overpopulation Worse. By Vexen Crabtree | 10 April 2015Human Truth 1. The Necessity of Birth Control and Contraception and the Opposition of Religious Organisations Few people doubt the severity of the problem that overpopulation presents for this planet. Its consequences are poverty, famine, disease and death, sometimes on very large scales. Minor problems include overcrowding, strained infrastructure and social instability. How Religion is Making Overpopulation Worse. British Red Cross.

World Population to hit 11 Billion in 2100 - Full Documentary. Youtube. 7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast? Population Density... with Minecraft! Debating the link between emissions and population. There are those who perceive any effort to limit population growth as "population control. " This is a term that chillingly evokes coercive state intervention to control individual reproductive behavior. Population control programs have rarely been implemented without exacting unacceptable ethical costs.

But there's a big difference between coercive state-led population control programs and efforts to slow rapid population growth. Population control programs target the actions of individuals. Efforts to slow the population growth rate, meanwhile, work within existing societal contexts and seek to produce voluntary change. The Economist. The Economist. ON A trolley in a government clinic in rural Ethiopia lies Debalke Jemberu. As a medic and a nurse winkle the sperm-carrying tubes out of his testicles, he explains why he decided to have a vasectomy.

He is a farmer, growing wheat, sorghum and a local staple grain called teff. But his plot is barely a quarter of a hectare. He already has four children, and has often struggled to provide for them. Counting the World. The Economist. Huffingtonpost. Huffingtonpost. Demographic Transition Model. The changes in population growth rates and the effect on population can be shown on the Demographic Transition Model (Population Cycle) - see diagram below: This can be divided into four stages: Stage 1 - High Fluctuating Birth Rate and Death rate are both high. Population growth is slow and fluctuating. Reasons Birth Rate is high as a result of: See How the One-Child Policy Changed China. China's decision to lift its one-child policy next year is expected to diversify the country’s aging, increasingly male population. But the degree to which the policy has affected the country of more than 1.3 billion people is hard to imagine.

Here are five charts and maps that help illustrate it. Population Control. Untitled. Migration structure. Migration Case Study Poland To Uk. Assessing the Political Impact of Immigration as the United Kingdom Heads to the Polls. Immigration has featured early in the opening week of the United Kingdom’s general election campaign, which officially began on March 30, 2015. Prime Minister David Cameron was pressed on the issue in a televised interview and the Labour Party was criticized for producing campaign mugs emblazoned with pledges to control immigration.

Labour Migration. What Is the Real Impact of Migration from Eastern Europe to the UK? A Look at the Evidence. By Dan Jendrissek, an interdisciplinary PhD student in Social Sciences and Modern Languages at University of Southampton (@jendrissek). Q&A: Migrants and asylum in the EU. Image copyright AP. Explicit cookie consent.

Syrian conflict: the facts. Understand the Syrian Conflict in Five Minutes. Explicit cookie consent. Explicit cookie consent. WITH their pristine rooms and green courtyard, the new psychiatric clinic and geriatric and dermatological wards cost $19m. Love (and money) conquer caste. Calais, behind the lens. I first read about Calais in September 2014, while sitting at a café waiting to meet a colleague – photographer Henry Wilkins. The refugee crisis is global. It’s time to treat it as one. Oh, the power of a photograph. For months, our esteemed leaders have been tripping over themselves to spin the refugee crisis as being anything other than humanitarian in nature.

Syria: The story of the conflict. Image copyright Getty Images More than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in four-and-a-half years of armed conflict, which began with anti-government protests before escalating into a full-scale civil war. Why people are fleeing Syria: a brief, simple explanation. Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes.

Huffingtonpost. Refugees welcome. Explicit cookie consent. Explicit cookie consent. Weaving a home.. how one woman can help millions of people globally. Europe’s migrant crisis: Eight reasons why it’s not what you think. Abandoned Leeds festival tents for Calais migrant camps - BBC News. 10,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees. Explicit cookie consent. Where Are the Syrian Refugees? - Factpod #17. Explicit cookie consent. From Turkey to Sweden: Syrian migrant's perilous journey - BBC News. Explicit cookie consent. Eight ways to help stop human trafficking in Nepal. Worldmapping beyond mere description. Explicit cookie consent. Dutch nursing home offers rent-free housing to students. Ikea's Mobile, Easy-To-Assemble Shelters Will Bring Safety, Comfort To Thousands Of Refugees. Where do Scotland's immigrants come from? - BBC News.

Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box. How to save the planet? Stop having children. The Rise of Men Who Don’t Work, and What They Do Instead. Glasgow’s living-wage policy shames corporate giants. Explicit cookie consent. Explicit cookie consent. Syria's refugee exodus - BBC News. Head-to-head: Is Africa’s young population a risk or an asset? Europe migrants: Tracing perilous Balkan route to Germany - BBC News. Explicit cookie consent. The difference between a migrant and refugee, in one sentence - Europe - World - The Independent. Huffingtonpost. Explicit cookie consent. Migration. Huffingtonpost. Explicit cookie consent. Why is there a crisis in Calais? - BBC News.

Quick facts: What you need to know about the Syria crisis. Migrant life in Calais' Jungle refugee camp - a photo essay. Untitled. What do Calais migrants know about the UK? - BBC News. 10 truths about Europe’s migrant crisis. Explicit cookie consent. Explicit cookie consent. The remarkable way 3D printers are saving lives in refugee camps. The Japanese doll’s house. The world reshaped. Migration: Are more people on the move than ever before? - BBC News.

WFP Urges World To Remember South Sudan As Hunger Reaches Record Level. Assistant High Commissioner for Protection in Thailand to discuss refugees, migrants at sea. South Sudan fighting triggers new displacement, including into neighbouring countries. Mass Graves of Rohingya Refugees Found. Europe is Totally Ignoring the Root Causes of Migration Across the Mediterranean. Urbanization in China - Villagers move to the city. Conflicts displace 3.5m in Africa's Sahel region - UN. Genocide by any other name.