World Birth And Death Rates


Did you know that worldwide there are 4 births every second and 2 deaths every second?

The over population problem is real and serious.  We have quadrupled in the last 100 years.  We now number of 7 billion people on this planet.

The documentary film Prophets of Doom discusses over population as one of the most serious problems facing humanity.

Check out this Real Time Simulation of World Births and Deaths.  It’s amazing to just sit there and watch this map.  Interesting how few births there are in North America.  I watch this for 5 minutes and there wasn’t one birth in Canada.

Hans Rosling has some amazing Ted talks on this subject.  Have a look here.

Just some little, light and interesting bits of information for your long weekend. ;-) I find this stuff fascinating.