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It’s 2025. Where Do Most People Live?

Researchers at the Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR), a part of The Earth Institute, have developed a high-resolution map of projected population change for the year 2025.

The innovative map shows a world with large areas of population loss in parts of Eastern Europe and Asia, but significant gains elsewhere.

The map indicates that the greatest increases in population density through 2025 are likely to occur in areas of developing countries that are already quite densely populated. In addition, the number of people living within 60 miles of a coastline is expected to increase by 35 percent over 1995 population levels, exposing 2.75 billion people worldwide to the effects of sea level rise and other coastal threats posed by global warming.

The map also projects that much of southern and Eastern Europe and Japan will experience significant and wide-spread population decline. Surprisingly, the map further suggests small areas of projected population decline for many regions in which they might be least expected: sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South America, the Philippines, Nepal, Turkey, Cambodia, Burma and Indonesia — areas that have to date been experiencing rapid-to-modest national population growth…

Published in researchmaterial


  1. The good news is is, fewer people living European or Japanese high-consumption lifestyles means less ecological footprint…the bad news is, they’re still minting new Americans. :-p

  2. Also, there is no good reason for a single-page pdf to be 34MB.

  3. I thought that by 2025 most people would live down at the pub.

  4. Janet Janet

    Are the people moving to the coastlines or the coastlines moving toward the people?

  5. No it doesn’t. It’s not even the first.

  6. pgk pgk

    very true. i actually sent warren an email about a 2-faced cat i saw in the news (just soon after i started reading transmet) a few years ago. never got a response :)

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