Population growth is an issue that transcends age, race, religion and borders. It touches on every environmental issue facing our planet — clean water, energy usage, public lands and wilderness use, endangered species, raw materials and food.
A growing population in a habitat with diminishing resources is not only detrimental, but is deadly. Right now, world population stands at 7.3 billion and while experts used to believe it would level off at around 8-9 billion, there now seems to be no end in sight. Projections are for 11-12 billion humans by 2100. Continue reading