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Population: The “Other” Climate Debate

September 8, 2010 • Climate Change & Mitigation, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Joe Bish for this link.
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Recently I saw a startling graph, plotting world population from the Middle Ages to projections for 2050. The red line remains relatively flat for several centuries, starts ramping up around the time of the 19th century Industrial Revolution, and then takes off like a Roman candle right about the time of my own birth, in the mid-1950s. Granted, the steep rise was enhanced by the drawn-out time scale of that particular graph. As you shorten the time frame you’re looking at, the slope flattens out. But the numbers paint a sobering picture on their own.

For full article, visit:
http://blogs.kqed.org/climatewatch/2010/06/01/population-the-other-climate-debate/


Current World Population

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