A Quick Trip to 7.6 Billion
This colorful, informative poster is an update from an earlier wall chart – A Quick Trip to 7 Billion – which marked the addition of Earth’s 7 billionth member in 2011. But there have been significant changes since that milestone seven years ago, and the new chart has not only updated statistics but focuses on the pressing issues of today. Zoom in on the e-poster to see more details.
On one side of the wall chart you’ll find a timeline of historical events, inventions and social movements that tell the story of our rapid population growth over the past 200 years. Using photographs, demographic data points, and visual displays we see the causation behind changing birth and death rates that brought us to a global family of 7.6 billion in 2018.
The other side of the wall chart uses a variety of colorful infographics to show the challenges we face as human numbers continue to increase – from meeting basic human needs to the delicate balance of natural ecosystems. Easy-to-read data visualizations on urbanization, rainforest cover, child health, and more are sure to grab the interest of all ages.
Three accompanying lessons plans will be available for free download in January 2019.
Note: Get multiple posters at a reduced price. One poster is $4 but if you buy 2 or more, they are just $3/each. An easy, and inexpensive, way to display both sides!