The paper "Population Growth and Resources" is a great example of a report on sociology. The world population has reached over 7 billion people where the world gains 78 million people yearly. However, there are observed trends in fertility levels decline which leads to an estimation of 9.1 billion people in 2050. The yearly increase forecasted by then will be about 33 million people. It is noted that most of the population additional, approximately 2.3 billion people will comprise of the population in the developing countries. The total population in developing countries is expected to continually rise from 5.8 billion in 2010 to 7.9 billion by 2050.
This will be distributed in age 15-59. In addition, children under 15 years will significantly decrease in developing countries. In contrast, the developed population in the developed regions will minimally change from 1.23 to 1.15 billion. However, projected net migration of people from developing to developed countries at an average of 2.4 million annually will significantly increase the population to 1.28 billion by 2050 ((Iran) MOJ Agency)Many governments are currently concerned about excessive population growth and its consequences.
This is particularly in line with sustainable development and economic growth. This is majorly a salient concern in developing countries. The UN reported that, in 2007, half of these countries viewed the growth of their population as too high even though the rates of growth are minimally declining. The pressures on resources have been a critical fact that has led the developing countries and the world at large to consider the importance of halting the high rates of population growth. This is seen as a solution to ease the mounting pressure which faces renewable and non-renewable world resources.
Alongside there is growing tension of climate change, food insufficiency, social services, and employment opportunities which determine a lot for people’ s survival. It is on this basis that some believe that population growth will eventually outstrip world resources. The threat of population growth is a major concern to international organizations, governments, and the population at large. Africa region is the most concerned as it has the highest percentage, 66% of those countries which viewed population growth to be too high in 2007.
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