World population growth and its impact

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion.

The American Museum of Natural History produced this amazing video showing how the population has changed over time, indexed to major world events. Crates a visual reference for the term “explosive frowth”.

While growth has begun slowing as women have fewer babies on average, you can see how much more humans have impacted the planet in just the last 50 or 100 years.