Visualize 7 billion, and counting

As we race toward the 7-billion planetary population mark (estimated to be reached on Halloween), there are plenty of stories about reaching this milestone.

For a visual look at where we’re at, and where we’re headed, take a look at this interactive map The Guardian has reproduced using United Nations’ population data. Go to link; this is just a screen grab.

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Editor Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom-at-humanosphere.org, follow him on Twitter @tompaulson and/or send a comment below.