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World Population Growth In GIF Form

World Population Growth

As birth rates in North America and Europe remain stagnant, sub-Saharan Africa’s only continues to grow. Due to high fertility rates and improved and expanded access to medical care, the region stands to double in size from 1.1 to 2.4 billion people in 2050, all things constant.

The Spread Of Modern Day Slavery In One Distressing Map

Modern Day Slavery Map

While slavery seems to some a relic of the past, the oppressive, dignity-robbing practice is still very much alive in the present. Today, the International Labor Organization estimates that 20.9 million men, women and children are shackled to the oppressive chain of slavery (to put this in perspective, that’s the population of Madagascar). In spite of various international conventions and treaties condemning slavery, these men and women are treated as physical property, forced to work through mental or physical threat, and suffer from being physically constrained to a specific environment until their ‘employer’ says otherwise. To learn more about it, be sure to visit CNN’s Freedom Project.

Alaska’s Staggering Size

Size Of Alaska

With a whopping area of 663,300 square miles, Alaska might occupy a small amount of space in our national consciousness. It makes up for that, however, by comprising around 17% of the United States’ total area.