Future of the Environment

These 12 charts show how the world’s population has exploded in the last 200 years

At the end of the year the United States is estimated to have a population of over 329 million. Image: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Bill Bostock

News reporter, Business Insider


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The spikes on this map show the population densities for New York, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. Image: Matthew Daniels/ThePudding

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