James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.

The world as you’ve never seen it before II

This is what 9.07 billion people looks like, the prediction for 2050. In this brave new world 62% of the population will live in Africa, Southern and Eastern Asia. Notice Russia, South America and Australia as they shrink in comparison.

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