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The Global Population in 2100

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Solving many of the world’s biggest environmental challenges may have just gotten more difficult.

The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the UN recently released population data indicating the midline estimate - more than 10.8 billion by 2100 - is 800 million higher than the 2010 prediction.

Today’s rural-to-urban migration will continue in full force, with upwards of 84% of the planet living in cities at the close of the century (compared to 52 % today).

Of course population isn’t the only factor contributing to humans’ planetary impact. Consumption may be equally important when looking at the drivers of environmental change across the Earth. Nevertheless, population will continue to be a major consideration as we work to address issues ranging from energy and food security to water availability, species loss, pollution, urban planning and more in the decades ahead...


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Aleasha Reed's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:14 AM

By the year 2100 our global population is calculated to reach 10.8 billion. The United States is expected to grow another 150 million by this time. Our population right now is 313.9 million right now. Our big cities will continue to grow, and new ones will arise as the years pass.

M-Christine Lanne's curator insight, November 11, 2013 2:44 AM

La démographie, une donnée déterminante  pour l'évolution du climat et la pression sur les ressources naturelles. Nous finissons hélas par être trop nombreux sur terre pour ce qu'elle peut supporter au rythme actuel...

MissPatel's curator insight, December 17, 2014 2:09 AM

A future to look forward to? Your potential future? Good, bad or ugly? 

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DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population

DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population | Population | Scoop.it

Don’t Panic – is a one-hour long documentary broadcasted on BBC on the 7th of November 2013.

The visualizations are based on original graphics and stories by Gapminder and the underlaying data-sources are listed here.
Hans’s — “All time favorite graph”, is an animating bubble chart linking health and wealth which you can interact with online here and download offline here.


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Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:24 PM

Although this is a very long video, it provides extremely important facts about the explosion of population growth, the history and background behind it all, countries and states at risk, already occurring issues and possible solutions to these rising problems. - UNIT 2

MissPatel's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:21 AM

Most of you have watched this - have a quick recap. Can you use this in any of your answers to exam questions? 

AHS Model UN's curator insight, November 19, 2015 2:13 PM

Population growth in an important topic that is connected to economic development.  If you've seen Hans Roslings TED talks, this is an hour-long version of many of the same concepts and data visualizations.  His Gapminder data visualization tool, it is a must see for geography teachers to show the connections between population statistics and developmental patterns--let students see the data.  This is an article that looks at a different factor, arguing that overpopulation isn't the real issue.  
 

Tags: gapminder, population, demographic transition model, development.

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Special Series: 7 Billion - National Geographic Magazine

Special Series: 7 Billion - National Geographic Magazine | Population | Scoop.it
There will soon be 7 billion people on the planet. Find out why you shouldn’t panic—at least, not yet.
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Why Population Growth Matters So Much to Canada's Cities

Why Population Growth Matters So Much to Canada's Cities | Population | Scoop.it
A regular blog from The Conference Board of Canada's economics team
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The Big Picture: Population Facts, Problems and Solutions.

Population growth is a choice, not an inexorable force of nature.
Overpopulation of over 7 billion people causes many social and environmental problems.
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Data Highlights - 13: Education Leads to Lower Fertility and Increased Prosperity | EPI

Data Highlights - 13: Education Leads to Lower Fertility and Increased Prosperity | EPI | Population | Scoop.it
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Overpopulation behind All Major Problems in Singapore

Overpopulation behind All Major Problems in Singapore | Population | Scoop.it

Most of the problems besetting Singapore can be pegged to one factor – overpopulation. This by itself is the result of the government’s lax immigration policies that have made it very easy for people to move here from overseas either for work or study.

It is precisely overpopulation that leads to:

inflation / high cost of livingspiralling property pricestransport woes, traffic jamsan infrastructure that is unable to cope with the surgeinadequate varsity places for locals (with foreigners taking up the bulk of admissions to new institutions being set up through collaboration with prestigious global universities) and overalla worsening quality of life for residents

To cap it all, this is only bound to get worse as the government is bent on pushing population up to seven million by 2030. It was around 3.5 million about 20 years ago and it is now almost six million.


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Stanford biologists: Avoiding Civilization's Collapse: Solving the Over Consumption, Over Population Crisis

Stanford biologists: Avoiding Civilization's Collapse: Solving the Over Consumption, Over Population Crisis | Population | Scoop.it

Jan 11, 2013 STANFORD NEWS

Stanford biologists say reducing consumption and promoting women's equality are critical first steps to preventing the collapse of civilization. The single best step toward avoiding a collapse, Ehrlich said, is to give total equality to women around the world. "This will allow us to include more of their brainpower to help solve these problems," he said.

 

A variety of problems have combined to move the global civilization toward a collapse. The key drivers of collapse, according to Stanford biologists Paul and Anne Ehrlich, are overpopulation and overconsumption by the wealthy. The side effects of the very practices that have allowed humans to prosper have combined to put incredible strain on the planet's natural systems, and that threatens to negatively impact future generations.

 

The human population is projected to reach 9.6 billion by the middle of this century. Such growth compounds the consumption problem, because each person added to the planet requires a greater allotment of natural resources than the person who came before.  ... The next 2.5 billion people will do much more damage than the 2.5 billion added since the 1970s," said Paul Ehrlich, a professor of biology and president of Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology, "because people use the richest, most easily extracted resources first."

 

Prince Charles commended the Ehrlichs' report and wrote on his website. "The services provided by Nature underpin all global economic development. … We do, in fact, have all the tools, assets and knowledge to avoid the collapse of which this report warns, but only if we act decisively now. … The alternative hardly bears thinking about."... http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/january/equal-rights-women-011113.html

 

Jan 17, 2013 WILL WE ADJUST TO LIFE ON A FINITE PLANET OR CONTINUE DEVOURING OUR FUTURE?  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3995093100/will-we-adjust-to-life-on-a-finite-planet-or-continue-devouring-our-future

 

ALSO SEE:  CHANGE IS UPON US AND CHANGE WE MUST  « The Natural Eye Project http://ow.ly/gSUSv

 

ALSO SEE:  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


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Overpopulation straining resources: iLIVE - Times LIVE

Overpopulation straining resources: iLIVE - Times LIVE | Population | Scoop.it
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Overpopulation is everyone’s problem

Overpopulation is everyone’s problem | Population | Scoop.it

With 1 billion people chronically hungry and Earth's population expected to increase by 50% before the end of the century, it's time to get serious about family planning. 

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The Kingdom Keepers's curator insight, August 28, 2013 9:42 AM

Although I agree that the world is overpopulated, I feel as though overpopulation is blamed for things that it is not responsible for. For example, people blame poverty on overpopulation, but in reality, if we distributed food equally among people, people would not be starving. Overpopulation is clearly not the cause of poverty.

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breanna mae johnson's curator insight, September 8, 2015 9:45 AM

Places such as the philippines, africa, and india are overpopulated. My opinion on this matter is that many foreign countries have a large family to keep the family name alive. Causes of this is starvation, no homes, and little weath to pay for clothing, etc. This is a major problem! 

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Overpopulation in Manila | Photographer: Mads Nissen

Overpopulation in Manila | Photographer:  Mads Nissen | Population | Scoop.it

"Too many people. Too little space. With every passing second, there are more and more of us. By the year 2050, the global population is expected to pass nine billion people, a significant increase from the six-and-a-half billion today. In the Philippines, they are already running out of space. The capital of Manila is one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world." - Mads Nissen


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Positive Effects of Population Growth | eHow

Positive Effects of Population Growth | eHow | Population | Scoop.it
Population growth sometimes can take on negative connotations, such as in third-world countries where brimming populations tax resources beyond limits. However, many believe population growth has positive effects on societies.
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Population 7 Billion

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"Just 200 years ago, there were only 1 billion people on the planet, and over the next 150 years, that number grew to 3 billion. But in the past 50 years, the global population has more than doubled, and the UN projects that it could possibly grow to 15 billion by the year 2100. As the international organization points out, this increasing rate of change brings with it enormous challenges."

 


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Roman M's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:17 AM

At first, the world's population did not grow a lot. Now we are growing about 1 billion in 12 years, that is scary compared to the 200 years we grew about 1 billion. These are some pictures of some highly dense populations. It is even scarier that in 2100 the population is suspected to be 15 billion.

jada_chace's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:25 AM

Over the years our world population has grown enormously. Almost  200 years ago there was only 1 billion people in the world, and as time went on the population started to increase dramatically. By 2100, geographers say the population will grow to be 150 million people in the world. The population continues to grow throughout time, we therefore should be cautious on how we are to our environment.

Gene Gagne's curator insight, November 22, 2015 12:49 PM

I saw the pictures. It is amazing how peoples back yards are all different. From water to dirt to garbage to no back yards at all. I was commenting on the fact with the population growth there is only one way to build and that is up. Then i saw the pictures of the High risers and how tall they were and so close together. It is a no wonder people live in a stressful environment. There is nothing like living in a wide open land lot with grass in Wyoming or Montana but that sure will change in the next 50 years.

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Brave New World: Inside India's First Bonafide Baby Factory - All News Is Global

Brave New World: Inside India's First Bonafide Baby Factory - All News Is Global | Population | Scoop.it

"Poor women come to this Indian clinic to rent their bellies to wealthy couples from around the world. A practical solution to modern problems or the worst kind of social engineering?"


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How Does Population Growth Affect Gender Inequality? | PSI

How Does Population Growth Affect Gender Inequality? | PSI | Population | Scoop.it
PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health.
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GCSE Geography Populations Revision - Population Growth | S-cool, the revision website

GCSE Geography Populations Revision - Population Growth | S-cool, the revision website | Population | Scoop.it
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What if the population of earth was only 100 people?

What if the population of earth was only 100 people? | Population | Scoop.it
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Forget Overcrowding. The World Population Could Start Declining.

Forget Overcrowding. The World Population Could Start Declining. | Population | Scoop.it
The world’s seemingly relentless march toward overpopulation achieved a notable milestone in 2012: Somewhere on the planet, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the 7 billionth living person came into existence.

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Michelle Duggar Sees Nothing Wasteful Whatsoever About Having 19 Kids [Video]

Michelle Duggar Sees Nothing Wasteful Whatsoever About Having 19 Kids [Video] | Population | Scoop.it
Michelle Duggar, she of the 19 kids and counting, has some strong words for people who accuse her and her husband's prolific babymaking of being wasteful or irresponsible in an overpopulated world: overpopulation doesn't exist, because the entire...

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Looking Back on the Limits of Growth

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Forty years after the release of the groundbreaking study, were the concerns about overpopulation and the environment correct?

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Natural Disasters and Population Control ~ The *Official AndreasCY*

Natural Disasters and Population Control ~ The *Official AndreasCY* | Population | Scoop.it
Most of society's ills are due to overpopulation, and although humanity tries to keep population levels in check by engaging in wars and acts of stupidity, nature sometimes has to lend a hand when human pestilence begins to overwhelm the planet.

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Overpopulation: The Making of a Myth

The pilot episode of PRI's POP 101 series, this video takes a fresh, humorous approach to the demographic issues facing the world today. Be sure to watch the...

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Heather Morrow Giles's curator insight, July 28, 2013 12:35 AM

This is a rarely-heard perspective on population. Does the evidence adequately support the position? Are there other factors to be considered?

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Think The World Is Crowded? You Could Fit The Entire Human Race In New Zealand

Think The World Is Crowded? You Could Fit The Entire Human Race In New Zealand | Population | Scoop.it
World overpopulation wouldn't be such a big problem space-wise at least if everyone lived as densely as they do in South Korea or New Jersey.

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