It is expected that the world population will exceed seven billion in 2011. With this in mind National Geographic magazine offers a 7-part series examining specific challenges and solutions to the issues associated with population growth we will be facing now and in the future.
Space will not be a problem because we can fit all 7 billion, standing shoulder to shoulder, in to the greater Los Angeles
The magazine introduces the series with its January cover story "7 Billion," offering a broad overview of demographic trends that got us to today and will impact us all tomorrow. The first in-depth story will appear in the March issue, focusing on humans' impact on the planet's geology. Other stories will follow throughout 2011.