Global Environmental Issues Of The World

1540 WordsApr 4, 20167 Pages
There are more than 7 billion people on Earth now, and roughly one in eight of us does not have enough to eat. The question of how many people the Earth can support is a long-standing one that becomes more intense as the world 's population—and our use of natural resources—keeps booming(1). It should be noted that there are 7 continents (Asia, Africa, South America, North America, Europe, Australia and Antarctica) and 196 countries without including sub-nations and islands in the world. This is not shocking to people as the world dynamics cannot be completely studied as population trends change from time to time due periodic occurrences. Population debates like this are why, in 2011, National Geographic published a series called "7…show more content…
(3)Research estimates that there 4 births and 2 deaths per second results to 7.6 million people added to world population per year. Increasing world population will cause poverty, war, diseases, hunger, crime and other contemporary world problems and issues. (5)The below table shows the 30 most populated countries; their continent; their capital and their estimated population:- Rank Country(Continent) Population World 7,256,490,011 1. China(Asia) 1,367,485,388 2. India(Asia) 1,251,695,584 3. United States(North America) 321,368,864 4. Indonesia(Asia) 255,993,674 5. Brazil(South America) 204,259,812 6. Pakistan(Asia) 199,085,847 7. Nigeria(Africa) 181,562,056 8. Bangladesh(Asia) 168,957,745 9. Russia(Europe) 142,423,773 10. Japan(Asia) 126,919,659 The above graph shows human population increase since the early BC,s where life form was scares due to different reasons; but as time went on, science and technology emerged and ways to preserve life where discovered. Due to the impact of science and technology, there was a rapid increase in population growth in the 20th till date. Period A shows periods of slow population growth due disasters and diseases; while period B shows a speedy rise in population growth (6). America is a developed country; developed countries tend to
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