Worldwide Population Of Just 100 People: What Would It Look Like?

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Worldwide Population Of Just 100 People: What Would It Look Like?

World population surpassed seven billion on October 31, 2011, according to UN data. The global population is still rising rapidly, especially in emerging countries. World Bank statistics show that Africa will have the largest population in the world by 2040. The European and Japanese population is aging. Even China’s population growth rate has come down due to its one-child policy. India, which is expected to become the world’s most populous country soon, has a lower birth rate than Africa. So, it’s a big question how our planet is going to sustain such a large population.

Recently, 100 People: A World Portrait tried to simplify the population issues. Using the United Nations, WHO and other data, it shrank the global population to just 100 people. The original statistics that inspired the 100 People project were published in 1992 by the Retired Peace Corps of Madison, Wisconsin. At the time, there were 5.48 billion people on earth. Today the population has grown to 7.2 billion. So, Business Insider has come up with an infographic that portrays today’s world.

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