GLOBAL POPULATION GROWTH

Iowa Climate Science Education

by BOB IRVINE

With global population numbers due to stabilise in the next 50 years, the human geographical footprint should be our biggest environmental concern. I?m assuming here that every extra square meter of the earth humans need will result eventually in a square meter of natural habitat being compromised in some way.

FIG 1, Annual global population growth.FIG 1, Annual global population growth.

FIG 1, Annual global population growth.

TABLE 1. POPULATION OF THE WORLD AND REGIONS, 2017, 2030, 2050 AND 2100,

ACCORDING TO THE MEDIUM-VARIANT PROJECTION

FIG 2, Population projections by region.FIG 2, Population projections by region.

FIG 2, Population projections by region.

There is a good discussion of Global Population Demographics at;

It is important that we look at global population demographics when discussing the big environmental issues. According to the UN, population in nearly all non-African countries will either be steady or shrinking by about 2050. Africa has a young population and will follow this trend sometime early in the 22nd century.

According to Matt Ridley, Kazakhstan…

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Author: uwe.roland.gross

Don`t worry there is no significant man- made global warming. The global warming scare is not driven by science but driven by politics. Al Gore and the UN are dead wrong on climate fears. The IPCC process is a perversion of science.

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