The obstacle of overpopulation is a huge problem within many cities around the world. Metropolises like New York City, Hong Kong, and many large cities within China and India face severe overpopulation problems.
The average fertility rate is 2.5 children per family. That rate would push the world to 11 billion individuals by 2050. The Census Bureau in the United States estimated that there were already 7 billion people on the planet's surface in 2011.
Since 1350, following the Great Famine and Black Death, humans have steadily grown in numbers. The expanding average lifespan, plus the lowering of death through simple diseases is pushing humans toward an unfortunate likelihood of world-wide overpopulation.
Every second there are five persons born, while only two die. At that rate, by 2040, it is expected that 56 million will be born each year. That will lead to 80 million dying through famine, disease, and natural disasters, according to the Census Bureau.
The boom began in the 1950s and 1960s, with the generation that was aptly called “Babyboomers”. Now, over half the world's population live in the lower or lower-mid strata of the social economic scale. Nearly one of every four individuals on ear are between 10 and 24 years old. However, 85% of the world's adolescents live within developing countries, wherein they are susceptible to famine and disease.
Food, water, and space are all limited commodities for the booming population, and that is why Distance Learning is bringing the problem to light. By being aware of the impending hardship, the problem-solvers amongst us can work toward proactive steps to curbing the plausible effects. Social awareness is one of the largest steps, along with career environmentalism and sustainability work.
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