Happy 7 Billion Day!

Today, October 31, 2011, has been declared 7 Billion Day by the UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund.  Yes, despite lacking a complete census of the world’s population, today has been declared a milestone date in human history and to celebrate, the UNFPA launched 7 Billion Actions, where they are encouraging people to participate in their communities, both online and offline.

Our favorite part of this whole campaign?  The header link that says “Data” on the 7 Billion Actions page.  Here you’ll find a slick interactive visualization of the world’s current and projected demographics and population data.  Some of the most fascinating insights are documented in the videos at the bottom of the page, including this one, which illustrated the paradox of the current world’s population, which is both getting younger and older at the same time.

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