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Rohan Acharyya , Always curious about things. Oct, 13 2016

7bn humans already: Are we too many?


By 2050 the world population could be 9.6 billion. Can our planet support another 2.4 billion people?

Isn't this the most critical problem we humans have right now?


Rohan Acharyya , Always curious about things. Nov, 03 2016


It had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987).


Who are we kidding out here? Even if we are increasing the wealth and education, look what we have done to our living standards.


You maybe right, by the virtue of Keynesian model of growth and yes we might see slower economic growth but end of the day we all agree to the fact that we have done more damage to this planet than good. We should be talking more about economic development than economic growth.

It had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987).Who are we kid


Aditya Singh , Starting up. Just learnt before launch its ca Oct, 13 2016


The rate of population growth has dropped off dramatically in the last 40 years. Yes, the population of the world is not growing nearly as fast as it used to. Most of it is due to a decline in population growth in Asia, and that was the result of increased wealth and education. Guess what - those processes are not done yet. In fact, the world's population is expected to stop growing in this century, in its second half. Then, the population will start declining. You know what a declining population means? It means slower economic growth and even economic decline. It means abandoned houses. It means crumbling infrastructure.
The rate of population growth has dropped off dramatically in the last 40 years. Yes, the population of the world is not growing nearly as fast as it used to. Most of it is due to a decline in population growth in Asia, and that was the result of increased wealth and education. Guess what - those pr


Rohan Acharyya , Always curious about things. Nov, 03 2016


It had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987).


Who are we kidding out here? Even if we are increasing the wealth and education, look what we have done to our living standards.


You maybe right, by the virtue of Keynesian model of growth and yes we might see slower economic growth but end of the day we all agree to the fact that we have done more damage to this planet than good. We should be talking more about economic development than economic growth.

It had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987).Who are we kid


Sameer Raza , Learning. Student forever. Oct, 13 2016


We actually don't how much is too much. We have evolved to exploit whatever is available which makes us think that everything is about to extinct. We could have done the same damage with lesser population too. We can have a much better planet even with double the population.

Problem is not with the quantity of its with the screwed up quality of life.

We actually don't how much is too much. We have evolved to exploit whatever is available which makes us think that everything is about to extinct. We could have done the same damage with lesser population too. We can have a much better planet even with double the population.Problem is not with the q


Rohan Acharyya , Always curious about things. Nov, 03 2016


Humans have a habit of being self-destructive.


I totally agree with your quality Vs quantity argument.



Abhishek Sharma , Dreamer, Mechanical engineer @ BITS Pilani Oct, 13 2016


Rate of population has grown in an unnatural way in recent past and hence there is difficulty accomodating such a big population. Check this out:




Rohan Acharyya , Always curious about things. Nov, 03 2016


It had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987).


Aditya Singh , Starting up. Just learnt before launch its ca Nov, 03 2016


This is a very interesting data


Rohan Acharyya , Always curious about things. Nov, 03 2016


Numbers can be so magical, right?