Last Monday, 500 000 children were born in the world. Now, the world’s population is about 7 billion people.
Over the past 50 years, the population of the planet has more than doubled. In the next 50 years, 2-3 billion people more should be born.
The experts believe that such resources as water and food will become even more desirable and scarce. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, it will be required to increase food production by 70%.
The experts attribute the rapid growth of population partly to urbanization. The migrants from poor and disadvantaged rural areas are moving to more prosperous cities. At the moment, the main region of resource consumption is the West. There has appeared a disproportion in favor of the retirees, requiring expensive care, if to compare them with the working population.
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