Population Growth : Questions On Global Growth And Growth

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1. Describe the world’s population growth up until now and the predicted growth towards 2050.

The Global human population increases growth amounts to around 75 million annually, or 1.1% per year. The global population has grown from 1 billion in 1800 to 7 billion in 2012. It is expected to keep growing, and estimates have put the total population at 8.4 billion by mid-2030, and 9.6 billion by mid-2050. Many nations with rapid population growth have low standards of living, whereas many nations with low rates of population growth have high standards of living.

2. Explain how diets have changed as the world has become more developed.

The world's richest 500 million people produce half the world's carbon dioxide emissions the primary greenhouse gas responsible for climate change whereas the poorest three billion emit just seven percent. The average American one of 312.5 million uses up some 88 kilograms of stuff daily: food, water, plastics, metals and other material goods. Americans consume a full 25 percent of the world's energy despite representing just 5 percent of global population, and the band of industrialized nations combine to waste 222 million metric tons of food per year, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Population doubled while the economy grew by 15 times, cars by 16 times

3. Describe the pattern of food wastage globally.

Milk and dairy losses

Fruit and veg losses

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