Visualizing How A Population Grows To 7 Billion

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NPR created an unusual visual representation of our planet's growing population. Watch as global population explodes from 300 million to 7 billion.

The visualization below was created by Adam Cole and Maggie Starbard at NPR.

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7 bill

It's hard to imagine how crowded Asia is, seeing that it's 4x as crowded as we are. Excellent visuals, though. We just have to move inland more to have more space. It will cost a lot to move water for us, but we need the space.