This morning, the seven billionth person on earth was born. Our fixed-size planet, which was home to just 500 million people in 1500, now has 7 billion people living on its surface – and that number is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. With numbers like that, it’s time to ask some questions:
- Where to you fit into the grand scheme of things? Find your number here. I am the 4,885,109,561st person alive on Earth and the 79,721,025,639th person to have lived since history began. How much before or after me were you?
- How exactly did we grow so quickly? Check out this great video from the folks at NPR.
- What is a typical person like, now that there are 7 billion of us? See the National Geographic video below for some insight.