a fascinating site with some 60 real-time statistical measures categorized under World Population, Government and Economics, Society and Media, Environment, Food, Water, Energy, and Health that speed by at various rates on counters. Statistics range from current world population to number of Google searches today to number of days until the end of oil, if consumed at current rates (15,200-plus days, as of this reviewer's last site visit). Many of the statistics profiled call attention to global problems (e.g., CO2 emissions, deaths from AIDS).
The International Data Base (IDB) offers a variety of demographic indicators for countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more. The IDB has provided access to demographic data for over 25 years to governments, academics, other organizations, and the public.
Official UN estimates (1950-2006) and projections (2006-2050) for every country in the world, including estimates and projections of 28 demographic indicators, including birth rates, deaths rates, infant mortality rates and life expectancy.
The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.