Mind-blowing Map of World Population
They say a picture can sometimes capture more than words ever can. The graphic below is one such example:
As we look to the future, this puts into the context the East's accelerating hunger for resources and its growing share of the global economy.
As those living within this circle begin to exercise their collective power in competing against those living outside, what will the implications be over the remainder of this century?
If you haven't already done so, you should listen to Chris' interview with Bill Ryerson, founder and president of the Population Media Center as well as the president of the Population Institute. They explore the current forecasts for world population growth, the expected future demand on world resources, and the range of options available for bringing them into balance sustainably:
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