The world’s population will reach 7 billion by the end of October, according to the latest projections from the United Nations. For the first time the UN has attempted to look as far ahead as 2100, using various assumptions about how fertility and mortality rates might change over the years. The average of these estimates suggests that the global population will cross 10 billion by 2085.
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Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. "21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers" is the theme for 2011 World Press Freedom Day.
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About three percent of the world's population, lived outside their country of birth. In this visualization you can see migration of people around the globe. Each line shows the origins and destinations of at least 4000 people in a given year (2000 in this case). This is created byJames Cheshire from London.via spatialanalysis.co.uk