By Scáthach, Staff News Writer A growing population relying on fewer natural resources could make Earth unrecognizable in 40 years.
As the Earth's population grows and our demand on the planet's diminishing resources increases as well, scientists believe that by 2050 our planet will be unrecognizable. We will consume more in the next 40 years than we have in the last 8,000. The solution, they believe, is to have better family planning.
"The United Nations has predicted the global population will reach seven billion this year, and climb to nine billion by 2050, "with almost all of the growth occurring in poor countries, particularly Africa and South Asia," said John Bongaarts of the non-profit Population Council."
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