Weekly Challenge 2: People People Everywhere

 Posted by DrJeff on June 2nd, 2009

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This post is a Dr. Jeff’s Weekly Challenge.

 

We explored humanity’s ability to impact the entire planet last week in Weekly Challenge 1, and this week I’d like to continue the theme. We’ll be moving out beyond Earth pretty soon (promise.)

 

Here now the challenge—

 

How many new human beings will be on the planet a year from now? In just one year, will the increase in world population be the equivalent of a new big town? Or maybe a new medium-sized city? How about a large city?

 

And think about this—

 

What resources will these new folks need, and where will they get them?

 

Your assignment—if you choose to accept it—is to solve the challenge by ONLY using the (now famous from Weekly Challenge 1) World Population Clock at the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

Hint: Be creative because you don’t have time to wait for the clock to tick out a whole year. You only have a week!  (I’m beginning to sound like Ruff Ruffman. Should I hand out bonus points?)

 

Answer now posted here!

 

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