Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Population Reference Bureau Website

"It took all of human history to reach a world population of 1.6 billion in 1900. By 2000, it was 6.1 billion. How did this change happen? The answer lies in the demographic transition—the shifts in birth and death rates that historically have occurred over long periods of time—and how differently it has taken place in developed and developing countries."

-Population Reference Bureau 

The world population will pass 7 billion this week. Here is a great website for discussing everything related to world population from infant mortality rates to life expectancy. There is an interactive map and a video to use for discussion and tons of data to use for comparison. Thanks to Pete McKay, author of The Teacher List for the heads up: Click Here to visit the Population Reference Bureau 

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