Our Planet

Human Population Through Time (Video)

by Our Planet


The Earth is getting more crowded every single day. As of August 2016, the world population was estimated at 7.4 billion. Our planet is already overpopulated, and despite the growth of the population begun slowing, the situation will be worse: the United Nations estimates it will further increase to 11.2 billion in the year 2100.

Here is a video published by the American Museum of Natural History showing the World’s population through time.
“It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’ resources, even as we approach 11 billion?”

The milestones and big events and the population

In short, it took 200,000 years for our population to reach 1 billion. And only 200 years to reach 7 billion.

World Population Timeline
The timeline of human population. Not good!

After watching the video, the timeline of the human population reminded me the infographic titled “Earth Temperature Timeline” which went viral over the Internet a few months ago. The timeline of the growth of human population is very similar to the timeline of Earth’s average temperature. Correlation does not imply causation, yes, but we have plenty of other evidence showing that humans are the major cause of global warming.