This Breathtaking Video Reveals How Humanity Took Over The World
The Black Death. The Second World War. The Industrial Revolution. The invention of modern medicine. Major events like these have had huge impacts on the world’s population of humans, which at the time of writing stands at 7,464,316,000 people. Considering that our species emerged from sub-Saharan Africa no more than 200,000 years ago, this is one hell of a jump. From the Mongol conquests to the arrival of Europeans in the New World, it reveals just how much of a difference major flashpoints in history had on our proliferation. We’d argue that the jump from 1 to 7 billion in the last 200 years is probably the most striking, and the planet’s population has only just begun to slow down ever so slightly. The rise of humanity. Although birth rates are declining, death rates have plunged, and at the current rate, the global population is likely to peak at 11 billion by the end of the century.
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