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Environmental Science: Population: Population Links
  1. LINK GRIDDED POPULATION OF THE WORLD
    DESCRIPTION CIESEN, Columbia University, `Over the past 10 years, substantial developments have been made in the rendering of human population data in a common georeferenced framework. This website is dedicated to the delivery of global population data and information that we produce at Columbia University.` Find a variety of useful demographic data including most recent population estimates, urban extents, and other settlement patterns. Data are available for download to GIS shapefile format.

  2. LINK IDB POPULATION PYRAMIDS
    DESCRIPTION from U.S. Census, pyramids (graphs that show the distribution of population by age and sex) by country.

  3. LINK INFONATION
    DESCRIPTION from U.N., `This is an easy-to-use database, with over 30 different fields of information on 185 different countries. You can find anything from population to the level of carbon emission, from the average temperature to the GDP.`

  4. LINK NATIONAL POPULATION ESTIMATES
    DESCRIPTION from the U.S. Census, `The Population Estimates Program develops and releases monthly national population estimates by demographic characteristics. These estimates cover four different populations: resident population, resident population plus Armed Forces overseas, civilian population and civilian noninstitutional population. Reference dates for monthly estimates are for the first of the month.`

  5. LINK POPULATION INFORMATION NETWORK
    DESCRIPTION from the U.N., trends and conference proceedings.

  6. LINK POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU
    DESCRIPTION from Population Reference Bureau, an authoritative source of information on population issues is the Population Reference Bureau. The site`s introductory page is exceedingly well organized, providing links to U.S. and world population trends, articles, and a glossary. An Educators Forum section offers lesson plans, resource guides, and teaching standards. Check out the graphics bank and data sheet for class materials.

  7. LINK STATE OF WORLD POPULATION 2005
    DESCRIPTION United Nations Population Fund, `the UN Millennium Project, a panel of more than 250 experts from all over the world, identifies gender inequality as one of the primary drivers of poverty and social exclusion. This is because discrimination effectively squanders human capital by denying one half of humanity the right to realize their full potential.`

  8. LINK WORLD POPULATION GROWTH METER
    DESCRIPTION from ibiblio.org, every 30 seconds the population of the earth is updated.

   

 

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