One Of Most Astounding Facts About The Earth's Population You'll Ever Learn

This will change your perspective.

The world's total population is currently at 7.2 billion people and growing. But the density of people is not evenly distributed; it's highly concentrated in a very small area. 

By and large the densest region is the area correponding to Southeat Asia and China. The two most populous countries are China, with 1,396,474,000 people and India, with 1,272,419,000.

This map shows just how heavily concentrated the population of the world is. 


This is especially startling when one considers the disparity in consumption among different countries. The United States and Europe, which have a paltry population by comparison, consume far more resources than the rest of the world. 

According to Worldwatch Institute, "The 12 percent of the world's population that lives in North America and Western Europe accounts for 60 percent of private consumption spending, while the one-third living in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa accounts for only 3.2 percent."

In fact, the average American consumes a staggering 35 times as much as the average person in India and 53 times more than the average person living in China, according to a report in Scientific American.

Source: Imgur


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