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Impact of population growth on the planet

Impact of population growth on the planet

It took hundreds of thousands of years for the global population to surpass one billion, but only a further 200 for it to top seven billion. Along with a sevenfold increase in Earth’s inhabitants comes a multitude of challenges for the environment, natural resources and ultimately society. What is certain is the need for greater awareness and understanding of these challenges to enable better governance and a smarter world.

This infographic tracks the impact of population growth on our planet

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The world population is predicted to rise by 50 per cent in the 21st century and reach around 11 billion by 2100. This infographic tracks how population growth will impact the world's natural and man-made resources. View now 

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