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Turned 62 about 11 months ago jcrow General Discussion 26 06-28-2017 11:45 AM

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7.7 billion people.... 7.7 x 3.2 = 24.64 billion square feet

24.64 B square feet equals 8,974 sq miles

Every human standing in a 1 meter square would take up 8,974 square miles.

New Hampshire is 9,349 so yes they would fit
Thanks for running the numbers. I was just working off memory. One of my college chemistry professors gave these GREAT lectures the day after tests and that was the first time I had heard population issues put into perspective with this example. His plastic vs paper bag lecture was pretty much life changing.
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