World Population Day 2018 is on Wednesday, July 11, 2018: At the current rate of growth for the world how much is the population growing per day?
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 is World Population Day 2018.
Population Day aims to boost understanding of global population issues. Hunger, disease, warfare, welfare and human privileges are key styles, and 2012 focuses particularly on making certain universal use of reproductive health services.
The world population is the total number of humans on Earth at a given time. In September 2007, the world's population is believed to have reached over 6.6 billion. In line with population projections, this figure continues to grow at rates that were unprecedented before the 20th century, although the rate of increase has almost halved since its peak, which was reached in 1963, of 2.2 percent per year. The world's population is expected to reach over 9 billion by the year 2050.
Different regions have different rates of population growth, but in unusual case 20th century, the world saw the biggest increase in its population in human history due to medical advances and massive increase in agricultural productivity made by the Green Revolution.
In 2000, the United Nations estimated that the world's population was then growing at the rate of 1.14% (or about 75 million people) per year. According to data from the CIA's 2005–2006 World Factbooks, the world human population currently increases by 203,800 every day. The 2007 CIA factbook increased this to 211,090 people every day.
Globally, the population growth rate has been steadily declining from its peak of 2.19% in 1963, but growth remains high in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.
In some countries there is negative population growth (i.e. net decrease in population over time), especially in Central and Eastern Europe (mainly due to low fertility rates) and Southern Africa (due to the high number of HIV-related deaths). Within the next decade, Japan and some countries in Western Europe are also expected to encounter negative population growth due to sub-replacement fertility rates.
Population growth which exceeds the carrying capacity of an area or environment results in overpopulation. Conversely, such areas may be considered "underpopulated" if the population is not large enough to maintain an economic system.
As I once read scientifically the world can feed itself, politically it can't. That's the sad part of population. Is the world overpopulated, well given the Aids epidemic in Africa, climate change, well perhaps not for long.
In some parts of the world the issue is underpopulation, and this seems an odd thought to many, however many western countries are declining in population while under developed ones burgeoning. In the west we wont have enough young people to keep the economies moving, while the third world suffers from difficulties we can hardly imagine.
So are we overpopulated, I am guessing this depends where you are from and your take on the issue. My personal thoughts, yes , given we can't or won't take care of those that are here.
when is the 'WORLD POPULATION DAY'?
This year’s World Population Day reaffirms the right of people to plan their families. It encourages activities, events and information that will help make this right real – especially for those who often have the hardest time getting the information and services they need to plan their families, such as marginalized populations and young people.