Nov 14, 2022

Earth’s population will reach 8 billion next week — here’s what that means for our planet

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

There might be room for everyone, or not.

At first glance, the connections between the world’s growing population and climate change seem obvious. The more people we have on this planet, the larger their collective impact on the climate.

Looking back to the Stone Age.

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However, a closer look with a longer time horizon reveals relationships between population size and climate change that can help us better understand both humanity’s predicament as the global population nears 8 billion people – a milestone the United Nations expects the world to hit on about Nov. 15, 2022.

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