The human population has grown so much and altered the earth’s ecosystem so drastically that a new geological epoch has been informally introduced: the Anthropecene.
The National Geographic took notice of this Anthropocene epoch -- or the “Age of Man,” as the magazine calls it – and has embarked on a year-long series about the global human population, which is inching towards 7 billion.
In the process, it has found the characteristics of the most typical person in the world (there are over 9 million of this kind of person).
The slideshow contains the characteristics of this person (and a picture of him/her) as well as other fun facts National Geographic discovered. Click “Start” to view them.
Click here to see National Geographic’s slide show on the earth’s population.
Below is its video on the most typical person: