Population Explosion

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Pop X is the first newsletter from the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) dedicated solely to the issues related to human overpopulation and overconsumption, as well as the the extinction crisis and its effects on biodiversity.

As of this post, the CBD reports that the current world population is 6,888,183,791. Click here for the current tally. That same page offers information and resources exploring the link between human overpopulation and the extinction crisis.

This chart from the U.S. Geological Survey illustrates the correlation between extinction rates and human population growth:

The CBD suggests that “species are disappearing about 1,000 times faster than is typical of the planet’s history.” The current cause? Human population growth at an unsustainable rate.

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