This doesn’t help worth Crap!! >:(
We’re much too overpopulated.
Would be more interesting if there was a “Total population bar” also, so we could see if it goes down dramatically from the wars and whatnot
I thought it was an animation of the shape of the average American through the years!
This is quite amazing actually if you idiots would know what it is showing. Its showing how people are living longer than they were before.
It shows so much more than that. It shows a high population boom (in the 50s, especially), which is attributed to the baby boomers, better healthcare, better standard of living, etc. It shows how the baby boomers truly were a huge population, so much so that the population began to resemble a triangle (which is how Mexico actually looks now, with it’s huge youth population). It shows how the echos (generation Y, now in their 20s-30s) aren’t nearly as large, and how they are literally supporting a bloated older generation made of boomers, who are, as you mentioned, living longer and retiring later.
I seriously haven’t even scratched the surface. Graphs are awesome. 8D