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Australian news, and some related international items

Over-population should not be overlooked as a cause for global environmental destruction

With 250 babies born each minute, how many people can the Earth sustain?   UN data suggests that the world’s population will hit 11 billion by 2100, with the fastest rises being recorded in Africa and Asia, Guardian,  by Lucy Lamble  24 Apr 2018

We don’t know for sure as all figures are estimates, but UN data suggests there were about a billion people in 1800, 2 billion in 1927, 5 billion in 1987 and just over 7.5 billion today.

There are on average about 250 babies born every minute – more than 130 million in a year. It is projected that there will be 11 billion people by 2100. New UN figures are due out in June.

………https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/apr/23/population-how-many-people-can-the-earth-sustain-lucy-lamble

 

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May 4, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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