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Single Idea 20677

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / A. Basis of a State / 2. Population / a. Human population]

Full Idea

In the year 1500 there were about 500 million Homo sapiens in the world. Today there are 7 billion. …Human population has increased fourteenfold, our production 240-fold, and energy consumption 115-fold.

Gist of Idea

Since 1500 human population has increased fourteenfold, and consumption far more


Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens: brief history of humankind [2014], 14 'Discovery')

Book Reference

Harari,Yuval Noah: 'Sapiens: a brief history of Humankind' [Vintage 2014], p.275

A Reaction

We really need to grasp how extraordinary this is.