11 billion by 2100: Are there too many of us? | Greener Edmonds

 

Last updated 9/23/2021 at 9:39am

Courtesy OurWorldData

Our remarkable species is only about 200,000 years old. This is brand new by evolutionary standards. In that short period, we have exploded onto the scene.

Most of that explosion has happened even more recently. The current population is 7.9 billion. Just a century ago it was 1.9 billion. Population has quadrupled in just a few generations.

Humans now dominate most of the earth. We alter every ecosystem on land, on sea, and in the air.

Are there too many of us now? Will there be too many of us in the future? The first step in answering these questions is to try and measure what our impact...



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