Almost 8 Billion People…

Almost 8 Billion People…

This post follows on from “NATURE DOESN’T NEED PEOPLE. PEOPLE NEED NATURE.” https://cressidapride.co.za/2019/05/04/nature-doesnt-need-people-people-need-nature/

How terrifying is it to think about the number of people on this precious Earth?

 

According to Worldometers, the Current World Population is climbing at

 

7,728,267,501…

 

by the second… https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ 

The United Nations states, in 1950 the world population was estimated at around 2.6 billion people. It reached 5 billion in 1987 and 6 billion in 1999. In October 2011, the global population was estimated to be 7 billion… The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100.

This dramatic growth has been driven largely by increasing numbers of people surviving to reproductive age, and has been accompanied by major changes in fertility rates, increasing urbanization and accelerating migration. These trends will have far-reaching implications for generations to come.

 

The issues with overpopulation are everywhere, even when travelling they are noticeable. Just imagine what the future holds…

 

It’s beyond grim!

One Reply to “Almost 8 Billion People…”

  1. Dear Cressida,
    The world needs warriors like you, ones who see the big picture, who treat every day as precious which it is. Life is precious. Just go over the miracle of conception. Every individual can do something and can start by being true to themself. Make choices. Great ones. The world is a better place for people like you, who question and don’t take for granted. Don’t worry so much, it will be more than ok, just keep making a difference and the best choices.

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