Global Population Will Be Touching Seven Billion This Month
The figures compiled by a number of demographers suggests that earlier in 1804, the global population was less than one billion till 1804 and crossed 2 billion during the 1927, after 123 years. Afterwards, the figures has gained pace and crossed the three billion, four billion, five billion and six billion marks in 1959, 1974, 1987 and 1998, respectively.
According to the UN projects, the global population is expected to touch around eight billion, most probably by 2050 and 10 billion till 2083, with slight deviations depending on various factors.
While talking about the figures, an expert from the Population Council, John Bongaart, has not marked it as alarming situation, although, warned against limited availability of resources and rapidly increasing energy as well as food prices along with a number of stresses environmental where approximately 900-million people can be grouped under undernourished category. The population Council is a New York-based research organization that deals in the matter.
In addition to this, John Bongaart has marked it as an excellent opportunity to address population issues, particularly rights of women and family planning. “There are 215 million women worldwide who need family planning and don’t get it. If we can change that, and these women can take charge of their lives, we’ll have a better world”, he added further.
China and India have topped the position of most populated countries with huge population of 1.3billion and 1.2billion, respectively. The UK has 62.3million. Asian and African countries are observed to have higher birth rates and lower death rates.
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