Population (in thousands)
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North America’s 353,860 people make up 4.9% of the world’s population.
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US Census Bureau, International Programs, International Data Base. Last updated December 2013. Accessed at www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/informationGateway.php
People are central to many of the environmental and social issues facing the world today. How many of us there are. How we behave and treat one another. How we value our planet. Our numbers and our lifestyles go hand-in-hand in determining the kind of future we will leave behind for future generations.
The World of 7 Billion campaign is an educational resource for both students and teachers. The United Nations announced October 31, 2011 as the "Day of 7 Billion." Now that we've reached the immense milestone of 7 billion people, it is important to understand how we got here, analyze the impact of our choices, and realize that our decisions can and will impact the future.
Students: Create and enter a short video to our worldwide contest for your chance to win cash prizes. New contest information will be available September 2014.
Teachers: Download and use free lesson plans in your classroom, explore the ‘A Quick Trip to 7 Billion’ poster, or assign the video contest to your class.