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World population to shoot up to 9.7 billion in 2050 - study

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  1. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    The world's population will rise to 9.7 billion in 2050 from the current level of 7.1 billion and India will overtake China as the world's most populous nation, a French study said Wednesday.

    A bi-annual report by the French Institute of Demographic Studies (Ined) projected there would be 10 to 11 billion people on the planet by the end of the century.

    The projections ran parallel to forecasts by the United Nations, the World Bank and other prominent national institutes.

    A UN study in June said the global population would swell to 9.6 billion in 2050 and the number of people aged 60 and above would catapult from 841 million now to two billion in 2050 and nearly three billion in 2100.

    Ined said Africa would be home to a quarter of the world's population in 2050 with 2.5 billion people, more than double the current level of 1.1 billion.

    Gilles Pison, the author of the report, said the prevailing fertility rate in Africa was around 4.8 children per woman - far higher than the global average of 2.5.

    The Americas will breach the one-billion mark in 2050 with 1.2 billion inhabitants against 958 million at present.And Asia's population will increase from 4.3 billion to 5.2 billion in 2050, Ined forecast.

    The world's most populous nations are currently China with 1.3 billion people; followed by India (1.2 billion); the United States (316.2 million); Indonesia (248.5 million) and Brazil (195.5 million).

    But in 2050, India will take pole position with 1.6 billion people with China in second place at 1.3 billion.

    Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, will outstrip the United States with a population of 444 million against a projected 400 million Americans in the middle of the century.

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    INDIAN NATIONALIST Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Thus far GoI has been short-sighted and very ineffective at taking measures to promote population growth dynamics that will be healthy for India's future, even though India is arguably the nation with the most to gain from any such measures today (and the most to loose from lack of them).

    A healthy population that fits the nation's infrastructure's capacity to provide for future generations is really fundamental to the success of any society. It is necessary to promote healthy demographic growth dynamics, such that parents only give birth to as many children as they can afford to provide resources and attention for development of skills and training to be competitive to international standards as workers in industry, in addition to also eliminating overpopulation in general.

    Many poor people see a large family as their only hope for social security when they become too old to work. GoI must respond by not only making all methods of birth control and family planning more widely available, but provide a system of significant financial incentives and some assurance of reasonable access to social security for lower class families with fewer children.

    Finding and implementing a solution may not be easy but it is unacceptable not to act when conditions may get even more out-of-hand.
     
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  3. S K Mittal

    S K Mittal Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    I think govt. around the world should take measure to stop population growth.
     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Have they taken into account on the increase in Natural calamities. It seems like God is dishing out some blocks for these population growth.

    Humor apart each and every govt. should be responsible for the welfare of their citizens, Population is a immense power if they are used wisely.
     
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    S K Mittal Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^but over poulation can be dangerous.
     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Well it depends resource scarcity and we are stepping into that arena slowly. May be in another 50 years world will at war on resources.
     
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