24 Oct '11, 5pm

7 billion, unpacked—a comic via @grist

7 billion, unpacked—a comic via @grist

The world population is hitting 7 billion this month. But what does that really mean? In this comic, we unpack some of the numbers and nuances. Click on the image below to get started (and make sure to click through all six pages of the comic -- navigation is in the lower left-hand corner). Written by Lisa Hymas. Illustrated by Thomas Pitilli . Lettering and headers by Warp Graphics . If the viewer tool isn't working for you, use these links to see each page as a simple image: Page 1: 7 Billion, Unpacked Page 2: Behind the Numbers Page 3: The Good News Page 4: Room for Improvement Page 5: What Goes Down Can Look Up Page 6: So What Can You Do? ----- Sources: Read more on population. Check out our series 7 billion: What to expect when you're expanding . 1. World population projected to reach 7 billion on Oct. 31, 2011. Source: United Nations Population Fund press release. 2....

Full article: http://www.grist.org/population/2011-10-24-population-7-b...

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