You’re in My Space…
It is no secret that we are exploiting our planet and running out of resources at the speed of light, but many people refuse to take notice.
According to the United Nations report published in 2013 the world population measured 7.2 billion and is projected to increase by one billion by 2025 and reach 9.6 billion in 2050, with the growth mainly being in developing countries in Africa.
Although, population growth has slightly slowed down for the world as a whole this report reminds us that some developing countries are still growing rapidly, but will remain on an unchanged rate around 1.3 billion from 2013 to 2050. However, it is the 49 least developed countries that are projected to double in size from around 900 million in 2013 to 1.8 billion in 2050.
The European population is expected to drop by 14%, and the report warns that the continent is already facing challenges in providing care and support for rapidly aging population.
Overall, the life expectancy is projected to increase in developed and developing countries in future years. At a global level the life expectancy is projected to reach 76 years in 2045-2050, and 82 between 2095-2100, by the end of this century people in developed countries could live on average around 89 years compared to the 81 years in developing regions.
Signs of the devastating effect our already overpopulated world has on the planet is showing everywhere. The environmental awareness platform Global Population Speaks Out have collected phots of environmental damage showing the harsh reality of the ecological and tragedies that Earth is suffering. Its title is: “Overdeveloping, Overpopulation, Overshoot”
This book has plenty of powerful images illustrating the problems generated by overpopulation and consumption, together with quotes from famous writers, scientists and ecologists to help understand and raise awareness about the destruction of natural environments.
We encourage everyone to look through the book online, the images are truly amazing and put things into perspective making you re- evaluate the situation and the way you look at humans and sustainability.