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Chart of Human Population Growth by Region

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 — the "net primary productivity" of the planet — for its exclusive use. The rate of increase in human use is about 2% per year."

2005 version of this chart


Environmental Research Foundation,
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;

Tags: population growth, population growth by region, population of the world since the year 1000, human population growth by region, global-ecology

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