Golden Press

World Overpopulated

On Halloween while most parents were out with their children and other adults prepared for the next day, the world sprouted 7 billion. The United States Bureau says the world’s population is a little over 6 billion. But the United Nations reports otherwise.

The world reached its first billion people in 1804 and 2 billion more a century later. The population hit a boom afterward with 3 billion in 1959, 4 billion in 1974, 5 billion in 1987, and 6 billion in 1998.

The top ten countries with the highest populations are: China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Russia, Bangladesh, and Japan.

Today, the U.N. says the world population will reach 8 billion by 2025 and 10 billion by 2083.

As the population increases experts are apprehensive and so is the governments in the most populated countries around the world.

China with a population over 1 billion and ranking at no.1 as the most populous country in the world says it will continue to enforce its one-child policy. For the past three decades the policy has limited most urban families to one child and rural families to only two.

The Capital of China, Beijing, says its strict family planning policy has helped to push the country’s growing economy.

But problems have still risen from the population existing in many countries today.

Sex-selective abortions have increased in China and India causing an estimated 43 million fewer girls than boys. More young girls have ended up homeless or orphans and has impacted the martial system. Many women are single or divorced by their husbands because they cannot produce a male child.

“Overpopulation remains one of the major challenges to social and economic development,” Li Bin, director of the State Population and Family Planning Commission, told the official Xinhua News Agency. He said the population of China would hit 1.45 billion in 2020.

Advertisements

November 22, 2011 Posted by | Fun, International | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment