Population And Its Effects On The World

1448 WordsNov 13, 20146 Pages
In the world there are lots of different organisms. The number of organisms in a group can be referred to as the organism’s population. When the term population is thrown around, the human race comes to mind. But what is the human population? Where is it most dense? Is it good or bad? Let us learn. Population is defined as the number of inhabitants in a particular area. Currently on the face of the earth there are approximately 7.2 billion people alive at this very moment and as of 2013, 36 million of these people live in Canada. The top 10 countries by population are: China with 1.4 billion people, India with 1.3 billion people, the United Sates with 322 million, Indonesia with 253 million, Brazil with 200 million, Pakistan with 185 million, Nigeria with 178 million, Bangladesh with 158 million, Russia with 142.5 million and Japan with 127 million people. As can be seen a lot of people live in Asia. To be specific, 61% of the world’s population lives in Asia but why is this the case? There are many reasons as to why there are so many people in Asia. One reason is Asia’s agricultural development. Asian culture thrived in the past because they mastered growing a high amount of food in small areas. They grow such copious amounts of rice, and copious amounts of other food types of food that they can support copious amounts of people. Another reason for high Asian populations is the lack of cultural social safety net. In many of these countries, there is not unemployment
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