Future of the Environment

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

People on inflatable boats enjoy the weather on the Lake Lucerne in Sisikon, Switzerland, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC1CEF5FB7A0

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

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