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Population Facts, Statistics, and Comments
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GLOBAL:  Facts, Statistics and Comments on Population - Links to Studies
U.S.: Population - Land & Food - Food & Oil Exports - Energy - Water - The Economy
 SOLUTIONS:  What Can Be Done? Realistic Immediate Actions
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 Additional Articles:
"Human Pressure on Earth's Carrying Capacity Rises"
"World Population Headed for 9.2 Billion by 2050"
"Remembering the 50's"


How much land would the global population take up if the population were condensed?

http://persquaremile.com/2012/08/08/if-the-worlds-population-lived-like/


FACTS:


 

Global Population Concerns

Population Concerns in the United States
POPULATION LAND & FOOD PRODUCTION FOOD EXPORTS & OIL IMPORTS ENERGY WATER  
THE ECONOMY
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Solutions
 

HUMAN PRESSURE ON EARTH'S CARRYING CAPACITY RISES
          OAKLAND, California, November 28, 2002 (ENS) - Humanity is putting increasing pressure on global ecosystems, with consumption exceeding the Earth's biological capacity by 20 percent, according to a new report from the Sustainability Program of Redefining Progress, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization.
                     http://ens-news.com/ens/nov2002/2002-11-28-10.asp

WORLD POPULATION HEADED FOR 9.2 BILLION BY 2050
NEW YORK, New York, December 3, 2002 (ENS)
Global population is projected to increase from 6.28 billion today to 9.2 billion by 2050, according to "The State of World Population 2002" a report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released  today. The least developed countries have the highest fertility and population growth, and their populations are expected to triple in the next 50 years, from 600 million to 1.8 billion, the UN agency predicts.
http://ens-news.com/ens/dec2002/2002-12-03-03.asp

One solution to population growth, homelessness and low-income housing:

aPodments


Remembering the 50's

Our population was just about right around 1950.

Were you a kid in the Fifties or so ?
Everybody makes fun of our childhood!  Comedians joke. Grandkids snicker.  Twenty-something's shudder and say "Eeeew!"  But was our
childhood really all that bad?

Judge for yourself:
In 1953 The US population was less than 150 million... Yet you knew more people then, and knew them better... And that was good.

The average annual salary was under $3,000... Yet our parents could put some of it away for a rainy day and still live a decent life... And that
was good.

A loaf of bread cost about 15 cents... But it was safe for a five-year-old to skate to the store and buy one.. And that was good.

Prime-Time meant I Love Lucy, Ozzie and Harriet, Gunsmoke and Lassie... So nobody ever heard of ratings or filters... And that was good.

We didn't have air-conditioning... So the windows stayed up and half a dozen mothers ran outside when you fell off your bike... And that
was good.

Your teacher was either Miss Matthews or Mrs. Logan or Mr. Adkins... But not Ms Becky or Mr.Dan... And that was good.

The only hazardous material you knew about... Was a patch of grassburrs around the light pole at the corner... And that was good.

You loved to climb into a fresh bed... Because sheets were dried on the clothesline... And that was good.

People generally lived in the same hometown with their relatives... So "child care" meant grandparents or aunts and uncles... And that was
good.

Parents were respected and their rules were law.... Children did not talk back..... and that was good.

TV was in black-and-white... But all outdoors was in glorious color....And that was certainly good.

Your Dad knew how to adjust everybody's carburetor... And the Dad next door knew how to adjust all the TV knobs... And that was very good.

Your grandma grew snap beans in the back yard... And chickens behind the garage... And that was definitely good.

And just when you were about to do something really bad... Chances were you'd run into your Dad's high school coach... Or the nosy old lady
from up the street... Or your little sister's piano teacher... Or somebody from Church... ALL of whom knew your parents' phone number... And
YOUR first name... And even THAT was good! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


RESOURCES

http://www.balance.org
http://www.populationpress.org


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