Chapter 7. POPULATIONS: CHARACTERISTICS AND ISSUES

We all know (or intuitively feel) that Human population growth is a big deal. It is an important feature of our time; it is an issue in many fields far beyond of environmental problems; and it is a challenge international community has to deal with every day. It is important to remember that human demographic situation is something unique and special, but even human follow some fundamental population trends and features shared by all thing alive.  Learning about these trends is the must for everybody willing to be productive professional in years to come.

Current World Population Clock

Human Population Through Time

Human Population, Food Production, and Biodiversity Protection (Science)

Thematic Population Maps (US Census Bureau)