posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 01:28 AM
Population growth is a gigantic concern of mine, as I believe it is horribly destructive, expensive and unsustainable. I am so glad to see that the
rate of growth is slowing down, but in my opinion it's still not enough. The fact that we are going to add almost 100 million people in the next 40
years is absolutely mind-boggling to me. If we can't employ 300 million people how the hell are we going to find jobs for 400 million, not to mention
water, food, housing, and transportation as all our roads will be completely gridlocked. I hope we can lower our growth even further to the negative
and keep some shred of hope for our future.
U.S. population: 315 million and slowing
(CNN) – 315,091,138.
That's what the Census Bureau projects will be the population of the United States on New Year's Day. The number of people increased by 2,272,462 or
0.73% since the last time a population snapshot was taken – April 1, 2010.
In January, America can expect one birth every eight seconds and one death every 12 seconds.
America's population is growing at a slower pace than was previously projected, the Census Bureau said. One reason is lower birth rates starting in
2008, when the economy soured. Lower immigration numbers have also affected the population.
The U.S. population is now projected to be around 399.8 million by 2050, far short of the 439 million that was projected four years ago.
"When we add up the numbers, 24.4 million fewer migrants plus 17.8 million fewer births minus 4.6 million fewer deaths plus 1.6 million difference in
the estimates of the population for the population in 2011, we arrive at the total difference of 39.2 million," the Census Bureau said.