24 Jun '13, 12pm

population

Our Overcrowded Planet: A Failure of Family Planning New UN projections forecast that world population will hit nearly 11 billion people by 2100, an unsettling prospect that reflects a collective failure to provide women around the world with safe, effective ways to avoid pregnancies they don't intend or want. by robert engelman Until just a couple weeks ago, the great global food challenge was how to feed 9 billion people in 2050. But no longer — the number of mid-century mouths just jumped. Now it’s projected to be 9.6 billion, closing in on double-digit billions. And forget about expectations that world population will stabilize this century: By 2100, according to the latest projections, the number of people on the planet will hit 10.9 billion — and will still be growing by 10 million a year. These hundreds of millions of unanticipated future humans come from the “mediu...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/our_overcrowded_planet_a_fai...

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