Over the next 19 years, the world's population of 6.5 billion will boom by an additional 1 billion to 2 billion people. Researchers from the Earth Institute at Columbia University have tried to project where all those people will live on a new high-resolution map.
The map shows that the number of people living within 60 miles of a coastline will reach 2.75 billion, up 35 percent over 1995 levels. That could be a dangerous trend considering rising sea levels and tumultous weather from the effects of global warming, they say. Moreoever, the largest population growth will … Read more