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    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.

    To feed all those mouths, "we will need to produce as much food in the next 40 years as we have in the last 8,000," said Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

    "By 2050 we will not have a planet left that is recognizable" if current trends continue, Clay said.

    The swelling population will exacerbate problems, such as resource depletion, said John Casterline, director of the Initiative in Population Research at Ohio State University.

    But incomes are also expected to rise over the next 40 years -- tripling globally and quintupling in developing nations -- and add more strain to global food supplies.

    People tend to move up the food chain as their incomes rise, consuming more meat than they might have when they made less money, the experts said.

    It takes around seven pounds (3.4 kilograms) of grain to produce a pound of meat, and around three to four pounds of grain to produce a pound of cheese or eggs, experts told AFP.

    "More people, more money, more consumption, but the same planet," Clay told AFP, urging scientists and governments to start making changes now to how food is produced.

    Population experts, meanwhile, called for more funding for family planning programs to help control the growth in the number of humans, especially in developing nations.

    "For 20 years, there's been very little investment in family planning, but there's a return of interest now, partly because of the environmental factors like global warming and food prices," said Bongaarts.

    "We want to minimize population growth, and the only viable way to do that is through more effective family planning," said Casterline.

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      Re: Planet could be 'unrecognizable' by 2050, experts say

      Need to confirm this, but once heard that the resources of planet earth is sufficient for 25 times the population now occurring which was 6 billion at the time.
      islamway
      اللهم ارزقنا حُسن الخاتِمة

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        Re: Planet could be 'unrecognizable' by 2050, experts say

        These guys have a depopulation agenda going on already, they dont have anything to worry about

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          Re: Planet could be 'unrecognizable' by 2050, experts say

          Originally posted by ya akhi View Post
          Rizq is from Allah
          this verse from surah al quraysh comes to mind:

          الَّذِي أَطْعَمَهُمْ مِنْ جُوعٍ وَآمَنَهُمْ مِنْ خَوْفٍ

          [..who has given them food against hunger, and made them safe from danger]

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            Re: Planet could be 'unrecognizable' by 2050, experts say

            We're safe. Allah has planned for us. :up:
            He is the best of planners.
            Secure few moments, everyday, to reflect upon the innumerable blessings of Allah and thank Him for bestowing them upon you.

            "A person who is blessed with the ability to be grateful, shall never be deprived of barakah and increase in blessings."
            - Rasulullah (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم)‎

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              Re: Planet could be 'unrecognizable' by 2050, experts say

              Hype ?!?
              'And when a thing for which you ask is slow to come,
              Then know that often through delay are gifts received'
              علي الحبشي

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                Re: Planet could be 'unrecognizable' by 2050, experts say

                Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                WASHINGTON (AFP) – A growing, more affluent population competing for ever scarcer resources could make for an "unrecognizable" world by 2050, researchers warned at a major US science conference Sunday.

                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.

                To feed all those mouths, "we will need to produce as much food in the next 40 years as we have in the last 8,000," said Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

                "By 2050 we will not have a planet left that is recognizable" if current trends continue, Clay said.

                The swelling population will exacerbate problems, such as resource depletion, said John Casterline, director of the Initiative in Population Research at Ohio State University.

                But incomes are also expected to rise over the next 40 years -- tripling globally and quintupling in developing nations -- and add more strain to global food supplies.

                People tend to move up the food chain as their incomes rise, consuming more meat than they might have when they made less money, the experts said.

                It takes around seven pounds (3.4 kilograms) of grain to produce a pound of meat, and around three to four pounds of grain to produce a pound of cheese or eggs, experts told AFP.

                "More people, more money, more consumption, but the same planet," Clay told AFP, urging scientists and governments to start making changes now to how food is produced.

                Population experts, meanwhile, called for more funding for family planning programs to help control the growth in the number of humans, especially in developing nations.

                "For 20 years, there's been very little investment in family planning, but there's a return of interest now, partly because of the environmental factors like global warming and food prices," said Bongaarts.

                "We want to minimize population growth, and the only viable way to do that is through more effective family planning," said Casterline.

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