Skip to comments.World population to grow by 800 million in next decade
Posted on 12/02/2005 10:47:47 PM PST by presidio9
The world's population will increase by 800 million in the next decade, with the highest growth in Asia and Africa, local media reported on Friday.
"The world population stands at 6.4 billion this year. It is expected to shoot up to 7.2 billion by 2015," the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) representative to Malaysia Richard Leete was quoted as saying by The Star.
The majority of the 800 million people will be found in the southern part of Asia and Africa as well as the sub-Saharan region,the UN official said, adding that those countries with a high population growth rate are mostly under tremendous pressure in terms of sustaining their resources.
Leete said there arose the greater need to deal with social, economic and environmental issues "as one" and not separately, as they were increasingly intertwined.
With the rise of world population, the gap between the haves and have-nots is going to widen further, noted Leete, and there will be greater challenges ahead in trying to seek a balance between the environment and the social and economic sectors.
He said the main challenge today was to find the right formula to strike a balance between meeting people's need and protecting the environment.
Leete was among more than 300 participants who came to Kuching, capital of the eastern state of Sarawak, for the three-day International Media and Environment Summit 2005.
That's a lot of fleshy bone bags.
Yes. Let's trust the U.N. to determine population control...and our food needs too. How about some soylent green?
I understand that world population is supposed to cap out at around 10 billion, given the trend of declining birthrates in industrialized and post-industrial countries, and the worldwide trend towards industrial and post-industrial economies.
Mmm. Soylent Green.
Soylent Green is PEOPLE!
Oh no! More illegals.
"Soylent Green is PEOPLE!"
Y'know, I always thought it would've been a bit more meaty rather than like some hard crunchy wafer. Any way you slice it, it sure gave new meaning to snapping into a Slim Jim.
Doubtful. 40 million abortions per year times 10 years = 400 million non-populace. This is more of that Earlich (did I get the name right?) projection and non-scientific nonesense that these 60's hippies always do .... > shrug
And using the UN's own stats, the average life expectancy in parts of Africa has dropped to 33 due to AIDS, genocide, etc. It wouldn't surprise me to see the continent's population decrease over the next 10-20 years.
I'm sure the French will buy more of their stock,
that is.....if Satan and Soros leave any for them.: )
Well, you can't blame me! I'm not having kids!
Hooray no kids!
More "too many souls" stuff.
It seems that non-Christians have "gone forth to multiply" much faster. Birth control might be a good policy.
Souls do not take up much space on the head of a pin, but brother, do they ever clog up our freeways and the internet!
Series, there was a guy named Malthus who discussed world population issues.