There Are More Than Seven Billion Of Us On The Planet

(Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in The Daily Citizen newspaper, Dalton, GA.)

RECYCLE & REUSE ARTICLE - There Are More Than Seven Billion Of Us On The Planet

An interactive map at www.WorldPopulationHistory.org demonstrate how the world population has exploded over the last 300 years. The increase in human population is challenging the carrying capacity of the planet.   

An interactive map at www.WorldPopulationHistory.org demonstrate how the world population has exploded over the last 300 years. The increase in human population is challenging the carrying capacity of the planet.   

This week's article is focused on the impact a large human population has on the planet. As more people use more resources the carrying capacity of the planet is put to the test. However, individuals can make more eco-friendly choices in their lifestyle to have a more positive impact for today and the future. 

Excerpt:

The United Nations observed World Population Day on July 11 as a way to bring attention to the issues caused by an increase in world population. It’s estimated that the world population is currently more than seven billion, with 15 people being added every six seconds. According to the nonprofit Population Connection, the world is growing “at a near-record pace, with a population equal to New York City added every month, and equal to Germany added every year. In the year 2000, there were six billion of us, and the number of people is growing every second. This growth in human numbers has been called a population explosion.”

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