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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

POPULATION GROWTH IN AN IMAGE

This rather dull looking chart powerfully illustrates something:

Its not easy or exciting to read, but its easy to understand with all those downward lines.  That's the rate of population growth over the last sixty years with projections for the next 40.  While population continues to rise worldwide, over the last 20 years the rate has been slowing, not increasing.  So those hysterical projections of how many people will be on the planet in the next x time period using 1980 data are way off base.

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