Vox: A dramatic visualization of the explosion in human population in last 2000 years. "From 1800 to 2015, the global population grew from about 910 million to more than 7.3 billion." http://www.vox.com/2016/1/30/10872878/world-population-map
An incredible way to look at the distribution of people over the earth. It's scary and awesome at the same time. And it's bizarre that New Jersey got mentioned! We have a densely populated state, but where I live, in central/south New Jersey, it is full of open space. We have land between villages and towns. Hmm. Hard to grasp.
World Population Today: "The world population has grown tremendously over the past two thousand years. In 1999, the world population passed the six billion mark. Latest official current world population estimate, for mid-year 2013, is estimated at 7,095,217,980. The linked chart shows past world population data back to the year one and future world population projections through the year 2083." Image Source: http://efergy.com/blog/world-population-2013-what-do-we-now-know/
Here’s a fresh take on a complex set of data. What if you took all the statistics about everyone in the world and boiled it all down into one question: what if the world was just 100 people? What if you took the billions and billions of people on Earth and made it so only 100 people could represent them? You’d get some super-simplified but interesting stats, that’s for sure.