There’s a website that tracks the world’s population in real time

There’s a website that tracks the world’s population in real time:

As of 2021, the overall human population is estimated to be more than 7.8 billion people.

And if you want to watch that increase in real time, you can tune into the World Population Clock, which shows the upticks and downticks as babies are born and people die.

You can also see the current populations of different countries.


The World Population is growing by over 200,000 people a day

The population of the world today is about 215,000 people larger than yesterday. The world population clock shows you in real time how fast it’s actually going.

The development will put enormous pressure on Earth’s resources and we’ll need to find more sustainable ways of living. And fast!

An expanding world economy

For all of recorded history, a growing population has been accompanied by economic growth – and usually per capita growth as well.

When the world population doubled in the 46 years between 1971 and 2017, the world economy more than quadrupled from $19.9 to $80.1 trillion (in constant prices).

In about the same period from 1970 and 2010, human consumption of Earth’s natural resources tripled.

A new industrial revolution

There is a need for a new industrial revolution where economic wealth goes hand-in-hand with environmental and social sustainability. And fast.

We are reaching critical tipping points beyond which it will be too late to reverse negative trends. Not just for the human population but for the sake of all life on Earth.

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