The earth has its limits: The rapid world population growth
According to calculations by the UN, the world population has now grown to over seven billion people. Within just twelve years so came another billion Earthlings. A reason to celebrate all that is not if we consider the possible consequences. I think it is perhaps now time to stop the endless quantitative growth and spread of the destructive to the human race. In times of uncontrollable proliferation of the people and the ever-increasing destruction of our planet through the ultimate creation it has become difficult to return to the natural and healthy relation with our habitat necessary to believe.
While being born in industrialized nations fewer children and the society is getting older, the continuing high fertility rate in developing countries provides for the further growth of world population, particularly in Africa and Asia. The UN stated that about half of the seven billion is under 25 years old.
Experts expect a world population on nine billion people in 2050. Europe will be the only country whose populatoin will be decline.
More people, more consumption, more risk
The demographic development has far-reaching implications: the demand for food, raw materials and consumer goods will rise. In order to satisfy the needs for food, shelter and a little luxury which could encroach further into the nature. Clearing forests, digging and drilling for natural resources, the expansion of agriculture and fisheries - generally the excessive and continuous pressing of nature by man - is leading to enormous environmental pollution. For a long term the Earth con not cope this development.
If the various resources disappear, not only the prices will be increased, but also the willingness to acquire it. With further poverty by additional shortages may be expected therefore, as well as with violent conlicts - young men are numerous.
But also the integration will be increase. The overpopulation and the destruction of livelihoods in developing countries will increase the pressure of walking involved. The demographically weak Europe therefore to particularly provides for the Asian and African migrants. Concrete measures for active population policy in developing countries are missing - but also in Europe seems to be lacking the will to do something. The development policies of the industrialized countries should begin to support a meaningful and sustainable population development in the respective countries. Finally, the brain drain torpedoed one hand, all efforts to economically weak countries to assist in their development, on the other hand, in developed countries by the necessary social reform immigration processes is suppressed and even provoked new conflicts.
source: Blaue Narzisse and anus/gnus