7 Billion Humans in 2011 | National Geographic Magazine: Crowds at Ratha Yatra Religious Festival | Puri, India

Crowds at Ratha Yatra Religious Festival | Puri, India

Crowds at Ratha Yatra Religious Festival | Puri, India

Human demands on the earth have grown enormously, though the atmosphere, the oceans and the continents are no bigger now than they were when humans evolved. Already, more than a billion people live without an adequate, renewable supply of fresh water.

  —Joel E. Cohen, author of “How Many People Can the Earth Support?”

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