World population set to reach nearly 10 billion by 2053
We think the biggest problem is global warming. No, it is population, if the population is lowered, global warming will not happen.
In early 20th century, the world’s population was 1.4 billion, one century later now its 7.4 billion. It is a phenomenally high number, never before in history this many human beings existed on the planet.
According to the Population Reference Bureau, it is projected that by 2050, we will be 9.9 billion people, increasing 33 per cent from an estimated 7.4 billion now.
We think the biggest problem is global warming. No, it is population, if the population is lowered global warming will not happen.
The latest 'World Population Data Sheet' released by the organisation revealed that by 2053, the global population will hit 10 billion. Despite declines in fertility rates around the world, population gains to remain strong enough to take us toward a global population of 10 billion.
However, the report also showed significant regional differences in the expected population rise.
The population in Asia is estimated to rise from the current 900 million to 5.3 billion.
The population in Africa will reach 2.5 billion by 2050, while the number of people in the Americas will rise by only 223 million to 1.2 billion.
The population in 29 countries will more than double. Nearly all of these countries are in Africa.
In India particularly, right now, 60% of land is ploughed, just to feed 1.2 billion people. Indian farmers, with rudimentary, totally ramshackle infrastructure, are producing food for over one billion people.
Europe will register a decline from the present 740 million to 728 million.
Population Reference Bureau's widely referenced Data Sheet has been produced annually since 1962. This year's edition provides the latest data on 19 key population, health, and environment indicators for the world, major regions, and more than 200 countries.