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Infographics Global Population

7 billion who shape the world

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 15 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 15 January, 2012, 12:00am


It took hundreds of thousands of years for the world's population to reach one billion, but only another 200 years to multiply that figure by seven. Since 1950 the number of humans on the planet has more than doubled, and the UN predicts the increase will continue - most rapidly in countries that are less able to afford.


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