World Population Day!
Have you tried to stop and think about the world’s issues with the population? We’ve got good news! Let’s take a look at the facts behind the world population. Trust us, it’s not as bleak as it used to be.
1. Every day, 220,000 people are born into the world.
2. The current global population is at 7,000,000,000 today.
3. Only 80 years ago, the world population was 2,000,000,000.
4. It took 200,000 years to reach the first billion people.
5. Centuries ago, poor living conditions killed people as fast as they were giving birth.
6. In the 18th century, only 2 children out of 6 in a family were likely to survive into adulthood.
7. The Industrial Revolution gave rise to better medicine and working conditions.
8. About 100 years later, we got the next billion.
9. UN predicts there will be 10,000,000,000 people in 40 years.
10. Restricting people to have only a certain number of kids isn’t effective.
11. Giving men and women better education, healthcare, contraceptives, and the right to choose curbs population growth.
12. People are choosing to have fewer children than a century ago.
13. The percentage of people living in extreme poverty is at its lowest today than ever before.
14. UN says there’s a possibility the human race may never reach exactly 12,000,000,000 people.
15. The transition from families having several offspring, to a population boom, to families having fewer children on average to a stabilized population growth is a world phenomenon.
Bottom line is there’s hope! The world will soon reach a number that will be sustainable as more people are making wiser choices when it comes to having kids. Being up-to-date with current world issues helps us be more conscious of what we do in our daily lives. What has this information got you thinking?
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