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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Population and development in Africa
Philippe Rekacewicz, Delphine Digout, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
As population increases, so does the demand for natural resources. This graphic shows how the world's population distribution has changed since 1750 (in 50-year increments), with projections for 2050 and 2150. It also shows how Africa's population and the world's population have increased since 1750, with projected data to the year 2150. The figures are based on an index of 100 in the year 1750.