Category Archives: Overpopulation
No one can seem to agree what the world population is. The best guess seems to be around 7 billion. One common belief is we first reached 1 billion people in the early 1800s, if true it would mean we expanded to 7 billion people in 200 years. Current estimates point to us reaching 20 billion people in the world by 2050. That is over double the current population… a very frightening statistic.
It is human instinct to survive. To fight anything and everything that stands in our path so we can continue living. With all of our modern comforts and medical advancements, humans are living longer than ever before. Yet, soon enough we will be fighting with each other for basic human needs like water, energy , and food. Think of Christmas time when a popular toy hits the shelves and people show up at insane hours to secure their purchase. Imagine that kind of frenzy for future generations not for the latest holiday gadget, but for scarce essentials to live. It is theorized that at the current rate we are absorbing our natural resources and populating the planet that this could possibly happen well before 2050.
Acknowledging and do the best we can to conserve, recycle and seek out alternative energies are things we can do today to help our future generations. Living green is now an essential building block for our survival.
Over the past few months we’ve read numerous articles claiming that population trends have reversed from the days of our parents. Many have said that rather than the population sprawling toward the suburbs, the population is actually moving toward the city. Like many theories, the proof is typically via speculation, stats and studies. Today, CNN went the extra mile and provided actual proof. In a series of photos from several urban areas across the world, CNN showed satellite images with a scroll bar that allow you to view how cities looked in 1984 versus how they looked in 2010. The change is eye opening.