Story: planet earth population count; 15-11-2022;
World Population passes 8 Billion count, India to be most populated next year: UN.
Living Human beings count on the planet Earth is now officially passed 8 billion or, 8000000000 (800 crore.) The count is as of November 15, 2022.
The UN (United Nations) declared today the official data for people living on the earth as of November 15. The human population on earth has been rapidly growing, it has been doubled since the 1970s when it was around almost 4 billion people, and till the end of the 70s decade it almost reached a billion count.
In the next 50+ years, we've grown the double of the previous growth of more than 173 years combined, in terms of population growth. We hit the 1 billion population count in 1804, as of records.
UN on world Population:
The United Nations has said, warning of more hardship in store for regions already facing resource scarcity because of climate change.
Reaching eight billion people is “a sign of human success, but it’s also a great risk for our future,” said John Wilmoth, the director of the UN’s population division on Tuesday.
Middle-income countries, mainly in Asia, accounted for most of that growth, gaining some 700 million people since 2011.
“The milestone is an occasion to celebrate diversity and advancements while considering humanity’s shared responsibility for the planet,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.
The global population has increased eight-fold since 1800, from an estimated one billion to eight billion, largely due to the development of modern medicine and the industrialisation of agriculture, which boosted global food supplies.
India to surpass China for the most populated country in the world:
China saw a steady decline in the birth rate as a result of the strict child policies, while India added about 180 million people and is set to surpass China as the world’s most populous nation next year, India does not have any policy that limits the birth rate.
The Policy to limit birth rate of the country backfired on China, and it seems to be a bad experiment. While some Indians argue that there must be a childbirth control policy in the country, but the results from neighbour China aren't motivational or positive, those who defend such policies, should take notes off of it.
China is facing the problem of less young generation, and more old people in the country. It faces hardship to remain as a good place for finding cheap work force. Older people tend to work lesser and slower in comparison to younger people.
China was forced last year to change its children policy, and increased the amount of children a couple could have, from 1 to 3, it urged families to have a second and even third child. Also it limited access to non-medical abortions.
Other countries have seen the rapid decline as well in the birth rate, like the United States, Europe, and Japan.