1 of 7 billion
As of this morning, the world population clock estimated the population of Earth at 6,903,433,578. As the clock is about to “roll over” to 7 billion, National Geographic has published a special series, Population 7 Billion, which looks at current trends of the population and the ability of the planet to sustain the increasing population (which is expected to grow to 9 billion by 2045). The Face of 7 Billion provides a composite image of the human race while highlighting a few statistics regarding nationality, language, literacy, religion, livelihood, and the urban/rural ratio. Where and How We Live features a world map showing population density and average per capita income data. The supplemental pages generalize how income impacts life: such as internet access, fertility rate, education data, etc.