This article tells how many people there are on earth. In the lifetime of those who are twenty something now, there will be wars as people fight over food and water. In 2011, the Pentagon made a statement that it expected wars over resources to begin within the decade. There are now seven billion people on earth. Barely twelve years ago, the population reached six billion people. The population is growing exponentially which means that it may take only seven or eight years to reach eight billion. However food grows just as slowly and the space on mother earth has not expanded...
Effects of Overpopulation on Earth and the Number of People on Earth
Ever wonder why food - real food - is becoming so expensive? That's because there are more people than there are resources...
Profit does not care about using up our resources rapidly...
Dangers of Profit Making
One of the biggest factors of using our resources even more rapidly than the growth of the population is the profit making goal of so many entrepreneurs and business people. Far more resources are used and far more materials exploited for the enrichment of some than would otherwise be necessary. For instance, how many rubber ducks are needed? In fact, are rubber ducks needed at all? And why do we build cell phones and other electronics to last only a few years? The materials which are used in their construction are growing more scarce by the day.
Starvation will spread to the first world. It's been in the third world for half a century.
Food and Water Shortages due to over population
If you've recently started wondering about why food has become so expensive, you might want to look at the demand for food by so many more people. About six months ago, I was outraged to find that Trader Joes was putting starch fillers in food which had previously been, well, real food. Now it's becoming as plastic as any other processed product.
In addition to the increasing number of people, there simply isn't sufficient land to to provide the kind of food humans need. Despite the fact that grains are grown in vast abundance, grains are not the food of mankind. That's why we have such an increase in obesity, diabetes, and other health issues. The natural food of early mankind, right up to the stone age was predominantly meat and a few seeds and fruits and nuts. The primary energy mechanism in the body is ketosis which uses proteins. In fact, using excess insulin is so deadly to the body that the overuse of it results in Diabetes type 2.
Clean water is rapidly becoming a problem. In San Diego, where I live, they are now cleaning sewerage in order to provide 'clean' water. This is quite apart from the fact that water has to be piped into southern california because it is a desert and there is no water here. Our water comes from other states.
Added to this are the number of industries who use vast amounts of water in order to produce products that simply are not needed. Because they aren't needed, they invest massives amounts of money into advertising. Advertising works, as Edward Bernays proved in the early 20th century, because the human brain believes - in the face of all evidence - what it hears repeatedly despite it being untrue. And then these companies employ salesmen to lie to one about how much one needs their products otherwise we simply won't have 'street cred.'
And so it goes.
Our children probably won't have enough food and water, but still they go to school to be taught 'to be a sucess and make lots of money.'
Don't ever kid yourself that when people get hungry, they won't do what it takes for food. They will...
A Documentary about Over Population
More Facts About Over Population
History of Population Numbers
The population reached its first billion in about 1800, having taken nearly a quarter of a million years to reach that number. Thereafter, it took less and less time to reach the next billion. The second billion was reached in about 1927, the third in 1960, the forth in 1974, the fifth in 1987, and, of course, the sixth in 1999.
Mars Not an Option
While much has been written about populating planets in outer space, it is unlikely that earth will develop the technology in time to transport billions of people to other planets. Efforts have been made in some countries, an example being China, to slow the growth of the population.
In rich countries, families have become smaller, and fertility, as a result of contraception, has been dropping. In these countries, some women voluntarily choose not to have children in their lifetimes. In China, population control has been enforced, and couples have only been permitted one child. As daughters were routinely aborted (Parents needed a son to provide for them in old age), there are now fewer women to reproduce.
World Overpopulation Awareness
World population growth: 1915: 1.8 billion | 1967: 3.5 billion | 2006: 6.5 billion | 2011: 7.0 billion This is a life-and-death crisis. Every year, 100,000 women who don't want to be pregnant die in childbirth. About 600,000 women who don't want to be pregnant give birth to a baby who dies in her first month of life. I know everybody wants to save these mothers and babies.
Overpopulatoin is a myth!
The people who promote this kind of propaganda do so because they're either ignorant or they will lose vast sums of money if people became aware of the fact that their wasteful use of resources will kill us...
HUMAN POPULATION: A KEY FACTOR IN SPECIES EXTINCTION
As the world’s population grows unsustainably, so do its unyielding demands for water, land, trees and fossil fuels — all of which come at a steep price for already endangered plants and animals. Most biologists agree we’re in the midst of the Earth’s sixth mass extinction event; species are disappearing about 1,000 times faster than is typical of the planet’s history. This time, though, it isn’t because of geologic or cosmic forces but unsustainable human population growth.
Then and NOW!
In 8000 B.C., only 5 million people were alive—roughly the population of today’s Papua New Guinea. Overuse of the world’s natural resources was hardly an issue. Now some 6 billion mouths must be fed and bodies clothed and housed. Misuse or depletion of the Earth’s treasures to meet those needs, for example unsustainable logging, poor farming practices, and overfishing, threatens human life and health around the world.
United Nations Predictions...
Population experts at the United Nations nevertheless say that they expect there to be about nine billion people on earth in the year 2050, with most of the increase coming from poor countries. This could lead to destabilization as the predominantly young people of these countries fight over food and water. This means that those who are twenty something now will be alive at the time.
What kind of world will it be?
Effects of Over Population
In general, the effects of overpopulation are not pretty. They include an increase in pollution as people discard their trash. Also, people need more food so fish and animals are killed at a more rapid rate than they can be replaced. This means, eventually, that the declining numbers of fish and livestock cannot feed the population. If the various governments switch to plant food instead of animal food, then more land is required to grow plants. This means that forests are cut down and that affects the climate. When the climate is affected, droughts increase, violent weather events increase, and these in turn make it even more difficult to produce food and water for the masses. This leads to war as people fight other people for food and water. With our current weapons, and with nothing to lose, it's safe to say we will destroy not only our world but ourselves.
And the solution is?