How the world went from 170 million people to 7.3 billion

An environment is a system of living things. The earth is our environment. The capacity of our environment to provide space, to produce food, and to supply energy are all limited. Humans thrive less than 17% of the earth’s surface, and only about 4% will grow crops. We depend on these limited resources for our survival, yet we are increasing our population as if they were infinite. Watch the video to see how the growth and expansion of humanity has been over the past 2,000 years. You can find more info here.

How the world went from 170 million people to 7.3 billion

Our population is expected to grow to 10 billion by the end of the century, yet the earth‘s size remains the same. Slowing human population growth and lowering our use of natural resources are key to reducing the impact we have on the planet. We can all help preserve the health and beauty of our home.

How the world went from 170 million people to 7.3 billion

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