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18. The dramatic dot video of population growth. A world map beginning in 1 A.D. with 1 dot = 1 million
Wed Aug 24, 2016, 12:58 AM
Aug 2016


It is about 6 1/2 minutes long but you can skip the first 2 minutes -- the actual dot stuff begins at 2:00 and ends at 5:42. At 5:00 have reached about 1600 A.D. while the population is still quite modest outside of India and China. (So if you are in a time bind, you can start at 5:00 and watch just the last 42 seconds) "As the film neared present day and the dots started flying onto the screen, there were audible gasps, wide staring eyes, and mumblings of "no way" and "I knew we were growing but not THAT much."

Credit: PopulationConnection.org
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And as world population grows by 1 billion every 12 years or so, the pressure on the environment is only going to increase. On top of that, growing per capita meat consumption.

By the way, Brazil has fortunately stabilized its population. Its fertility rate is 1.81 births per woman, slightly less than the U.S. at 1.88 births per woman. (Brazil's was 4 births per woman as recently as 1980).

(I know I know, if the fertility rate continues below about 2.1, and without net immigration, the population will ultimately decline)

As for the demographic transition to lower fertility rates, which has been dramatic in the developed countries and much of Latin America (e.g. Brazil among many) and East Asia, is occurring at a much slower rate in much of the rest of the world than expected. This has caused the U.N. to raise its 2050 and 2100 population forecasts in recent years.
"Homo stupidius" isn't very long for the planet, methinks. nt villager Aug 2016 #1
We are the cancer of the planet. Simple as that. n/t dixiegrrrrl Aug 2016 #2
Where's Richmond Valentine when you need him? Initech Aug 2016 #8
Agent Smith said we are a virus. eom fleabiscuit Aug 2016 #16
Sister Sledge said we are family. calendargirl Aug 2016 #21
In The Matrix agent Smith offers valid comparisons between viruses and humans Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #25
And unlike a virus, we're not really killing the planet. Frank Cannon Aug 2016 #26
The planet might last; but most life forms will vanish Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #34
so very true. niyad Aug 2016 #5
"It's Nature's way of telling you something's wrong." Listen to this and believe... Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #35
thank you, that is beautiful. niyad Aug 2016 #36
The thing is, we're not stupid The2ndWheel Aug 2016 #22
We just spend way too much time believing our own PR hatrack Aug 2016 #29
We don't accept limits The2ndWheel Aug 2016 #30
For years, the oil companies said the deforestation of the Amazon rain forest was for corn crops. tonyt53 Aug 2016 #3
Changes in Brazilian laws on deforestation are new and increasingly detramental. reread this: Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #24
The deforestation has slowed because the need for more farming land has slowed. tonyt53 Aug 2016 #28
You do a great job of defending deforestation in Brazil, without presenting any links Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #31
One would think the people and government could make Volaris Aug 2016 #4
It could be a result of aristocratic inbreeding, to keep money in a wealthy family Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2016 #33
I'm NOT happy with the deforestation there, but I think... Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2016 #6
Yup. 50-85 % of the planets oxygen comes karadax Aug 2016 #12
Deforestation has been blamed for Brazil's drought Auggie Aug 2016 #17
Well, the oceans aren't in very good shape. Avalux Aug 2016 #23
Capitalism demands constant growth undergroundpanther Aug 2016 #7
Yep. Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2016 #11
true G_j Aug 2016 #19
Civilization demands constant growth The2ndWheel Aug 2016 #20
That's ok, we're ruining our supply of fresh drinking water fast as well. NightWatcher Aug 2016 #9
But what are we going to do about ISIS and radical Islam? tenderfoot Aug 2016 #10
This... Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2016 #14
Ancient cord of coexistence, Hacked by parasitic greedhead scam Warren DeMontague Aug 2016 #13
Stop eating meat. Or limit it. flvegan Aug 2016 #15
The dramatic dot video of population growth. A world map beginning in 1 A.D. with 1 dot = 1 million progree Aug 2016 #18
In happier news, the anus of the planet is also collapsing Orrex Aug 2016 #27
Only wish I could live to see MFM008 Aug 2016 #32
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