140 /minute is a data visualization shows the exponential population growth over the last 10,000 years in relation to estimates around the number of people the earth can sustainably support, given our current impact on the earth's resources.

Crowd of people in a city street Program showing world populating in year 1CE Program showing world populating in year 1950CE Program showing world populating in year 2016CE

The world's population grows at a rate of 140 people per minute. Overpopulation is a little discussed issue, but it's detrimental impact on the environment is undeniable. This interactive data visualisation, created using Processing, allows users to easily see the exponential increase in human population over the last 100 years.

Each coloured dot in the visualisation represents one million people who were alive during that year. The amount of dots that fit on the map represent how many people the earth can sustainably support, given each individuals current impact on the earth's resources. As the earth becomes more and more overpopulated, the excess dots begin to stack up on the right side of the program.