Planet could be ‘unrecognizable’ by 2050, experts say-
the blame lies entirely on the non-white third world breeders , who continue to breed with out regard or thought. Most of the rioting in third world countries comes from a huge young population that has no outlet because there are too many of them, yet they cling to the idea that there can never be enough children. There should be automatic sterilization for third worlders after the first child. They expect the West to feed them. forget it.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United Nations has predicted the global population will reach seven billion this year, and climb to nine billion by 2050, “with almost all of the growth occurring in poor countries, particularly Africa and South Asia,” said John Bongaarts of the non-profit Population Council.
To feed all those mouths, “we will need to produce as much food in the next 40 years as we have in the last 8,000,” said Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
“By 2050 we will not have a planet left that is recognizable” if current trends continue, Clay said.
The swelling population will exacerbate problems, such as resource depletion, said John Casterline, director of the Initiative in Population Research at Ohio State University.
But incomes are also expected to rise over the next 40 years — tripling globally and quintupling in developing nations — and add more strain to global food supplies.
“Population experts, meanwhile, called for more funding for family planning programs to help control the growth in the number of humans, especially in developing nations.
“For 20 years, there’s been very little investment in family planning, but there’s a return of interest now, partly because of the environmental factors like global warming and food prices,” said Bongaarts.
“We want to minimize population growth, and the only viable way to do that is through more effective family planning,” said Casterline