Chart of Human Population Growth by Region
Directly or indirectly, the human species already captures nearly 40% of the total biological productivity on land and 70% of the productivity of the marine environment%u2014the "net primary productivity" of the planet%u2014for its exclusive use. The rate of increase in human use is about 2% per year."
2005 version of this chart
Map Data Source: Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University, “Grided Population of the World”
Text: UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme, Office for Global Water Assessment; www.unesco.org/water/wwap
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