Population problems

China would be higher still in this list were it not for its one-child policy. Developing countries — Fertility remains high in many developing countries. Stress on the environment, society and resources? Certainly, it would have been hard to implement official population control policies globally as effective as this gigantic act of self-implementation, and perhaps unwise too — many countries are going to face significant social problems in the coming century as a result of this demographic collapse, however welcome it may be for other reasons3.

Many feel as has been the case throughout history that the major international wars to be fought in the future will continue to be over natural resources. The smaller the population, the easier it will be to achieve this whilst maintaining a reasonable standard of living for everyone.

In some areas, lakes are going dry and underground water aquifers are being rapidly depleted.

Is population size a problem?

Until the s, seven out of ten children died before reaching reproductive age. Some populations do a lot more of those things than others. Last updated Tuesday, September 18, Mounting soil erosion and the loss of farm land will also add to the challenge of boosting food production.

Yet, the figure of 6 billion and literature about over-population naturally looks to the poor regions where there are high populations and environmental degradation as the problem. We need to separate the overall global picture into its developed and developing world constituent parts.

Human Population

In Afghanistan the TFR is 5. A world where population growth has been slowed to zero, with equity and fairness for all citizens on this planet, and where our environments are safeguarded and restored. North America million According to projections, the world population will continue to grow until at leastwith the population reaching 9 billion in[70] [71] and some predictions putting the population as high as 11 billion in Current United Nations predictions estimate that the world population will reach 9.

While it might be an oversimplification to say the poor are victims, a lot of poverty, if not the majority is caused by factors which the poor themselves often have no control or choice over. In many poor countries, slums exhibit high rates of disease due to unsanitary conditions, malnutrition, and lack of basic health care.

Other studies give particular attention to resource depletion and increased world affluence. People and institutions have simply not adjusted to the sweeping challenge of such explosive growth in human numbers. We could take the fin whale catch as one indicator of environmental impact.

My guess is that while other countries will try to ape the high-consumption low-fertility western style, not many will succeed and in the longer term that high consumption low fertility style will go the same way as other weird religious cults of the kind that emphasise celibacy and service to some jealous and demanding god.

Notes Schmidt, Christian et al. For example, Ethiopia has a TFR of 5. Only a handful of nations were involved in whaling, and catch levels were determined by various factors that had little to do with global population. The world population is currently growing by approximately 74 million people per year.The human population of the planet is estimated to now have passed 6 billion people.

But are large numbers themselves a problem? Europe for example, has higher population densities than Asia. a problem? If you came to this site by means of Google, or if you have been reading up on the subject, you will have seen that there are many published articles promoting the opinion that there is, fundamentally, no problem with the number of.

For example, Ethiopia has a TFR of and the present () population of 83 million is predicted to increase to over million by In Afghanistan the TFR is with a projected increase in population from 28 million in to 53 million in [Population Reference Bureau ].

Apologies for the clickbait-y title. My question isn’t a rhetorical one intended to suggest that human population levels aren’t a problem. I don’t doubt they are. Poland’s population problem, therefore, doesn’t have to herald the end of the country’s success story.

If anything, it points to the ways Poland will evolve from a small, aging, insulated state to a regional power with broader interests. While public concern about rapid population growth has subsided in recent decades, world population is still growing at about 80 million people a year, or aboutpeople per day.

If current trends persist, there will billion more people on the planet by mid-century, bringing the total to about billion.

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