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A Few of the Effects of Population Growth on the Environment

A Few of the Effects of Population Growth on the Environment

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World Population
World Population
:
Some Facts
The world population was 6.30 billion in 2003, according to the UnitedNations Population Fund. It is projected to grow to 8.91 billion by 2050.Four out of every five people in the world live in the developing world. By2050, the developing world will have 88% of the world's population, upfrom the present 81%.
 
The developed world has reached a stage where the number of birthsequal to the number of deaths. This gives a negligible population growthrate of 0.2% and a stable population in terms of numbers. The developingcountries, on the other hand, are estimated to be growing at the rate of1.5% per year.
 
World Population Growth, in Billion
 
World population is projected to cross the 7 billion mark in 2013; the 8 billion mark in 2028; the 9 billionmark in 2054.
It has taken just 12 years for the world to add this most recent billion people (6 billion). This is theshortest period of time in world history for a billion people to be added.
 
World population did not reach one billion until 1804. It took 123 years to reach 2 billion in 1927,33 years to reach 3 billion in 1960, 14 years to reach 4 billion in 1974 and 13 years to reach 5billion in 1987.
 
World population nearly stabilizes at just above 10 billion after 2200.
 
Population Growth in More and Less Developed Countries
 
The increase in world population growth is mainly contributed by less developed regions whichinclude majority of Asian, African and Latin American countries and most of this growth is takingplace in the urban areas of these countries.
 
By 2050, nearly 90 percent of the world’s population will be living in less developed nations
 
Today, six countries account for half of
the world’s annual growth of 77 million: India, China, Pakistan,Nigeria, Bangladesh and Indonesia. India alone accounts for about a fifth of the world’s total population
growth.
 
Women of Childbearing Age (15-49), World Scenario
 
The number of women of childbearing age more than doubled between 1950 and 1990: from 620million to over 1.3 billion.
 
 
Their numbers are expected to reach over 2 billion by the middle of this century, according to theUN.
 
The growing population of women in their childbearing years and their male partners willcontribute to the future world population growth, even if levels of childbearing continue to decline.
 
A Few Of The Effects of Population Growthon the Environment
The population of the world is slowly increasing. As this happens, we need to take great cautionin making sure we don't harm the environment. If we don't be careful then it could lead todisastrous effects for us and nature.As cities grow larger and larger the natural land around them is being turned into homes andoffice buildings. We need to set up more parks inside cities to allow for the large amount of urbanization. These parks help to beautify the city while helping to preserve our environment.
Historical population of India
Census Pop.
1951
 361,088,000
 — 
 
1961
 439,235,000 21.6%
1971
 548,160,000 24.8%
1981
 683,329,000 24.7%
1991
 846,421,000 23.9%
2001
 1,028,737,000 21.5%
2011
 1,210,193,422 17.6%
Source:Census of India

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