- In the year, 2005, is the midpoint of a decade that spans three unique, important transitions in the history of humankind.
- Global human population growth rates have probably risen and fallen numerous times in the past. T
- one billion people will be added to today’s population in only 13 to 14 years.
- By 2050 the world’s population is projected to reach 9.1 billion, plus or minus two billion people, depending on future birth and death rates.
- rapid population growth has not ended. Human numbers currently increase by 74 million to 76 million people annually, the equivalent of adding another U.S. to the world every four years.
- poor countries’ populations grow faster than rich countries’ populations because birth rates in poor countries are much higher.
- In 2050 nearly one person in three will be 60 years or older in the more developed regions and one person in five in the less developed zones
- The difficulty with every single index of human carrying capacity is that its meaning depends on the value of other factors
- the most densely settled half of the planet’s population lives on 2 to 3 percent of all ice-free land.
- mostly from the 10 to 15 percent of land considered arable could have a notable impact on agricultural production
In the year 2005, is where the overpopulation starts to create a problem in the history of mankind. Overpopulation growth created high infertility rates, death rates, low rates, etc. and this can cause either an indifference between ages, genders, between a country. More than one billion people will increase in the Earth in 13 to 14 years and it will increase by 74 million to 76 people yearly, like adding another U.S to the Earth every four years. And this happens because less developed countries population grows faster than the developed countries because the less developed countries birth rates are very high. In fact, by 2050 the world's population will reach to 9.1 billion or more depending on the future birth rate or death rates. Also, in 2050, almost one person in three will be 60 years or more in the more developed countries while one person in five in the less developed zones. Overpopulation can cause usage of lands, mainly from the 10 to 15 percent of arable land can be destroyed and could lead an impact on agricultural production.
After reading the article, I never knew that overpopulation could be so serious. And while reading the article, I though that adding more people in this Earth could cause a huge impact on the environment because right now, we have been destroying the environment, what more if more people is increasing in the world? The only solution for this problem is education. EDUCATION IS THE KEY! I think that in the less developed countries should have more teachers to teach them about health and many more but they don't have money to go to school. But, there are people are helping the poor countries by having programs to support educating the children.