Population Numbers

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When my parents were born in 1950, they were only two of the 2.55 Billion humans on the Earth at the time.

They had me when they were 26, and before I even graduated high school, the global population of people had more than doubled. By 1999, when I earned my college degree, I was one of 6 Billion people.

We hit 7 Billion in 2011.

We’re currently at 7.8 Billion, and even taking into account the pandemic of the day we are still on track to hit 8 Billion humans on Earth in 2023.

Keep in mind that back in 1930, less than 100 years ago, we were at 2 Billion people. And that was the most the Earth had ever seen, by a long shot. We didn’t even hit our first Billion until the early 1800s.

This is what exponential growth looks like. It should scare you into thinking differently about what comes in the next 100 years, or even just the next 10.

What comes to mind when you think about stuff like this? I’d love to know.

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