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Population & Energy: Unrestricted Exponential Growth

About one million years ago our own species, homo sapiens, first appeared, strived most of the history and boomed with agricultural and industrial revolution. We are over 6 billion now.

Standard of living and energy use have been growing almost exponentially due to abundance of resources.

The growth will be naturally restricted with overpopulation and resource depletion as we know it.

6,000

2000

2,500

1950

1,000

1800

760

1750

300

AD 1

10 due to hardship

Most of BC history

Population in millions

Time in history

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