The world population was expected to reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022. In addition, this number is expected to increase further in the coming years. So what awaits the planet, which contains billions of people, next?
On the United Nations’ World Population Day on July 11 in its report world population on 15 November 2022 to 8 billion predicted to reach. At the same time, according to this report, it is estimated that the population ratio will increase to 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 10.4 billion in 2100. Anyone want to add more?
While the UN Population Fund celebrated 8 billion lives when it released the report world’s development and progress also mentioned. While this progress offered a view ranging from healthcare to technological developments, was everything as rosy as it seemed? But what if the universe would not get tired while removing 8 billion people, or what was waiting for us?
While the planet holds billions of people inside, the researchers stress that the “P bomb” still hasn’t exploded. So what is this “P bomb”?
If we met the 8 billionth person who will join us on November 15, 2022, it would be right to shift our focus to the developments that await the planet from now on. While it took centuries for the population to reach the first 1 billion people, in the last two centuries, the population of the world 7 times increase Doesn’t it sound scary to the ears? This increase causes us to think that we are the only creatures living on the planet and all-consuming, damaging, It turns into an illusion that we assume the world revolves around us.
Demographer Gilles Pison explains population growth. ‘P bomb’ (population bomb) names it. He emphasizes that the P bomb mentioned in the 1960s has not yet exploded and that even if we say hello to the 8 billionth person on November 15, 2022, this number will exceed this number in the coming years and perhaps we will say hello to billions of people. So what awaits the planet that says hello to billions of people and what should we do for it?
Exploding population rates continue to create a crisis on the climate.
While the population growth rate continues with great stability, one of the main problems created by this is the climate crisis. While billions of people do not have equal rights and opportunities, scarcity of resources, inequitable distribution Headlines such as
At the same time industrialization and population growth rate growing proportionally to each other. For this reason, it is seen that there are and will be experienced climate crises in various geographies as a result of the intense use of surface and underground resources. It can be easily said that one of the main points of the protests carried out by climate activists all over the world is the rapid population growth.
While everything spread like a butterfly effect, migration became a part of this effect.
Although the world has developed in many areas in the 21st century, unfortunately, these developments reach is not fair and equitable for all. In particular, the increase in birth rates observed in countries that have difficulty in accessing developing health services is one of the reasons for population growth.
According to the researches, one sixth of the total population is in Africa, which is experiencing the most critical population and climate crisis. Population growth in underdeveloped or developing countries is expected to be made in other continents in the coming years. massive immigration showing signs of flow. The desire of everyone to have an equal and fair life continues to leave permanent traces on the demographic structure of the world.
Population growth, climate crisis, migration, while Turkey gets its share from this situation.
Made in Turkey in 1927 in the first census The population ratio, which started with 13 million 649 thousand 945 people, was recorded as 20 million in 1950, 40 million in 1975, 50 million in 1985, 70 million in 2007, 80 million in 2017, and 85 million by the end of 2021. The population growth rate, which exceeded 13 percent in the first census, decreased below 1 percent in 2020.
However, this decrease in Turkey, with the climate crisis and migration problems Taken together, researchers estimate that the population rate will be 100 million by 2040.
That being the case, it’s time to make a to-do list for the planet.
The situation on the planet does not look very bright, given that the population growth is quite high and we still assume that the P bomb has not exploded. With our increasing number, we have entered the fields of other creatures living in the universe, that we hurt like a machine The importance of what we will do increases as we see day by day.
Research doesn’t show that the solution to this seemingly dark landscape is that the population must be kept in check. Rather, it emphasizes that what will improve this landscape is on the basis that all people have equal access to and enjoyment of fundamental rights and opportunities. The rate of population growth in the world should be understood in all countries and an all-encompassing policy should be developed. When these policies are inclusive of everyone, it seems that the biggest step will already be taken.