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    Ecology and Population Growth

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    What is the current estimate of the worldwide human population at this moment? Describe how this number is changing moment-to-moment, day-to-day, and from one year to the next.

    Describe how the human population growth issue will impact our ecosystem.

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    The current human population estimate is 6,651,257,206 as of January 20, 2008 21:07:02.
    You can check out http://math.berkeley.edu/~galen/popclk.html. It's really cool as it gives you the current estimate of human population second by second.

    If you want to figure out how it's changing second to second, consider this fact. As of January 20, 2008 21:09:16, the population is now 6,651,257,451.

    That means that in 2 minutes and 14 ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution discusses the human population and its growth as it stood in 2008. This is all addressed in about 300 words. Considering that this data is based on a yearly time scale and will therefore become outdated with the subsequent years, this response acts as a good model to work from when updating this information to match the current demographic.