As of 2018, there were an estimated 7.5 billion people on the planet and the population continues to grow. How many people can Earth support? Some scientists suggest that the maximum carrying capacity is nine to ten billion people, but this estimate depends on many factors including population distribution and the consumption rate of necessary resources like food, water, and energy.
Help your students understand human population with these classroom resources.
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Geography, Human Geography, Social Studies, World History