By 2050 it is estimated that the worlds population will 9.1 billion. Of this more than half will be either Indian of Chinese. However, trends have
shown that the growth rate is slowly stabilizing. Growth rates in poorer coutures remain high. Many industrialized nations have almost no growth with
the exception of the United States which has large numbers of immigrants.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - India will have surpassed China in population by 2050 and the two will account for about 50 percent of the world's
inhabitants, the United Nations predicted on Thursday.
The human race is expected to swell from the current 6.5 billion to 9.1 billion people by 2050, with populations exploding in hungry developing
countries and stagnating in rich nations, according to the U.N. Population Division's "2004 Revision" report.
The increase of 2.6 billion people is equivalent to the combined populations of China and India today, according to the U.N. report. The growth is
projected to be fastest in poor countries already struggling to feed their people.
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Thats alot of people for just two countries. I suspect that India may have the harder time with it. it has a much smaller land mass than does China
yet will have a similar population. A case could be made that we have already exceeded the planets ability to support our species. No doubt we may be
on the cusp of a new pandemic that bring things back into equilibrium or at least a more sustainable level. The bird flu may be just such a disease.
Interesting how even the really poor countries manage to explode their populations, apperently there must be enough food around to have most of their
children reach reproductive age, despite wars and plagues such as AIDS
However numbers say not too much about the QUALITY of life.
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