GROWTH - WORLD POPULATION
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In biology or human geography, population growth is the increase in the number of individuals in a population. Many of the world's countries, including many in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia, have seen a sharp rise in population since the end of the Cold War.
The fear is that high population numbers are putting further strain on natural resources, food supplies, fuel supplies, employment, housing, etc. in some of the less fortunate countries. For example, the population of Chad has ultimately grown from 6,279,921 in 1993 to 10,329,208 in 2009, further straining its resources. Niger, Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, and the DRC are witnessing a similar growth in population.
The ease of human procreation and thoughtless reproduction led to a huge spurt in world population even in locations that cannot support families.
For example, in Africa if they over-populate their children die because there is not enough food and water to feed them in a land that cannot support life with crops or game as the planet warms. They copulate in ignorance, lacking contraception.
This is natural population control and a lesson for us all. Nature is hard to be kind. Something that humans cannot do, where the urge is to render assistance.
In humanitarian terms, it is a disaster. Inhospitable regions are growing in size, leading to refugee movements, grain and other aid and water being supplied with climate change implications.
But we only have one planet to feed a growing population. The whole world could soon be a dust bowl like some parts of Africa. We are not yet advanced enough to colonize other worlds - and never will be at this rate. We need to fix Planet A.
In Africa we rush food and water to keep people alive artificially as Humanitarian Aid. It is in the nature of folk to save lives, though supporting life where nature did not intend increases carbon footprints.
Not so for the politicians who are doing nothing about Global Warming. It is in their nature to exploit and kill people for profit. While Adolf Hitler openly exterminated millions in his death camps, modern politicians just let climate change roll on.
Without lifting a finger they are extinguishing life on earth just as surely as if they had lit the gas burners. Indeed, starting millions of petrol engines is like lighting the gas burners. Failing to effect a transition to safe energy is just as bad.
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