200,000 Years of Human Population in 6 Minutes

The visualization team at the American Museum of Natural History created a video that compresses 200,000 years of the Earth’s human population down to 6 minutes.

The video is a visual teaching tool that allows one to grasp big picture concepts in a small, digestible format. It depicts the human population evolving from 1 million to 1 billion within a span of 200,000 years, and from 1 billion to 7 billion within the short period of 200 years.

As of 2017, the Earth’s human population is currently at 7.5 billion with the United Nations projecting world population to rise at 10 billion by the year 2056.