With the populations that keep growing, what will the world looks like in the future?
According to some estimates, the world population is projected to grow from 6.9 billion in 2010 to 9.4 billion by 2050, a 2.5 billion (36.5%) increase.
Here are the largest 10 countries based on total projected population in 2050:
1. India 1.620B (+27% of 2015 population)
2. China 1.384B (+1%)
3. Nigeria 440M (+140%)
4. USA 400M (+25%)
5. Indonesia 321M (+26%)
6. Pakistan 271M (+43%)
7. Brazil 231M (+13%)
8. Bangladesh 201M (+27%)
9. Ethiopia 187M (+107)
10. Philippines 157M (+55%)
Considering the seemingly limited resources that this world contain and can produce, how can these resources be exploited and fairly used for the benefits of the whole world?
These questions seem to suggest that the growth of world’s populations will only cause problems. But that’s not necessarily true.
Sure, the more people live in this world, the more resources we will need to provide for all the necessary things needed to sustain and enrich all of the living being. Hence, the problem with limited resources.
However, history has proven that breakthrough in science and technologies that result in improvement of efficiency in our use of resources can help to resolve a lot of the problems associated with populations growth.
But can mere advancement in technology totally solved all of the population problems? That’s the billion dollar question.