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GGRC02 – Week 1 Lecture
Population numbers exponentially increased since year 1 – mainly due to more food and
technology, industrial revolution
World growth ratebegins to decrease in 2000
Population Year 1 ADChina and India most populated
Population Year 1500 ADSpanish and Por tuguese shipped to America and explored these
regions and populated more in Southern America
Population Year 1900 AD:
oNorth America was now known because more people immigrated
oAfrica was shr inking because of slavery and colonization and health problems
oIndustrial revolution not only took place in Europe but also in North America
Population Year 2000 AD:
oMajor population increase in South America
oPopulation in Europe decreased due to WWI and WWII
oThe proportion of South Asia and East Asia didnt change at all over the last 2000 years,
it is still one of the most populated areas in the world
oIncrease in population in Afr ica, especially in Northern parts of Afr ica
oInterestingly, the European proportion of the world population has declined since 1900s
where it was 15%, and in 1960 it was 11%, and in 2000 it was only 6% of world
population
Population Year 2050 AD:
oWill be projected that there will be 9 billion people living on this Earth, 32% will be
living in North, South Africa and Sout h and East Asia
oGrowth will decline further
Population Year 2300 AD:
o9 billion people
oPopulation might not grow further than this
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