27 Oct 2011

According to the United Nations, it really isn't such a small world after all as the population is expected to reach 7 billion people on the 31st of October 2011. This is quite a change from 1927 when the world population was a mere 2 billion. But the pace of growth is not going to end anytime soon, with global predictions of 9.3 billion people by 2050 and 15 billion by the year 2100.

With the date fast approaching news organisations have been running a variety of stories about what the big number 7 means for the world. Here are some web highlights that utilise interactive online tools: