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  Nations Online, World Population by continents and countries
In the beginning of the 20th century the entire world population was less than 2 billion people.
The world's urban areas are expected to surpass rural areas in population around the year 2005
I read the "Summary of the World" for the first time in the internet, but its origin seems to go back to the Twenties of the last century.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/world_population.htm   (559 words)

  Welcome to the World Population Program Home Page at IIASA
Second, the human population and its living conditions are the ultimate objects of development, with long-term human survival, health and well-being serving as criteria for judging whether development is sustainable or not.
The current 5-year research plan for the 2006-2010 foresees a further strengthening of previous work on population forecasting and the dynamics of global population ageing as well as in the field of population-development-environment (PDE) interactions together with a new emphasis on human capital formation.
In this new focal area of human capital dynamics we are in the midst of using demographic methods to reconstruct the populations by age, sex and level of educational attainment for 120 countries till 1970.
www.iiasa.ac.at /Research/POP   (446 words)

  Math in Daily Life -- Population Growth
To arrive at a reasonable estimate of how the world's population will grow in the next 50 years, you need to look at birth and death rates (the rates at which people are being born and dying in any given period).
If birth and death rates stayed the same across the years in all parts of the world, population growth could be figured with a fairly simple formula much like the one used to figure compound interest.
Family planning initiatives, an aging population, and the effects of diseases such as AIDS are some of the factors behind this rate decrease.
www.learner.org /exhibits/dailymath/population.html   (497 words)

 World Population Projections (Research Note 9 1999-2000)
The percentage of the world's population in the less developed world is expected to increase from 79.3 per cent in 1995 to 87.0 per cent in 2050.
In 1994 the UN estimated world population in 2050 to be 9833m; this figure was revised downwards by 924m (9.4 per cent) in the 1998 projections.
The decline in world population growth, however, is not all good news, as about one third of the reduction in long-range population projections is due to increased mortality rates in sub-Sahara Africa and parts of the Indian subcontinent, resulting from the AIDS epidemic.
www.aph.gov.au /LIBRARY/Pubs/rn/1999-2000/2000rn09.htm   (1039 words)

 Factoids & Frequently Asked Questions of WOA!! World Population Awareness
The world population is predicted to reach the seven billion mark on Oct 18, 2012.
The world's population is expected to rise from the current 6.5 billion to 9.1 billion by 2050.
The world's population is expected to rise from 6.5 billion to 9.1 billion by 2050 with the growth in the developing world.
www.overpopulation.org /faq.html   (4541 words)

 DEPweb: PGR Text 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Population growth rate (PGR) is the increase in a country’s population during a period of time, usually one year, expressed as a percentage of the population at the start of that period.
Due to the slowing of birth rates, population growth rates have started to decline in the many countries, although they still remain high in some countries because birth rates have not fallen as rapidly as death rates.
As Chart 2 shows, population growth rate still tends to be higher in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries.
www.worldbank.org /depweb/english/modules/social/pgr/index.html   (428 words)

 Population : Webguide & Research
If the population growth rate is not reduced further, world population will double by the year 2040.
The rate of world population growth is beginning to decline, but the total number of people could still double or even triple from today’s 6.2 billion before stabilizing a century or more from now.
Women in the developing world are having half as many children today as they did in the 1960s but fertility remains highest in the poorest countries due to a lack of social services.
www.worldrevolution.org /guidepage/population/intro   (1570 words)

 Population Issues
While population growth rates have slowed since their peak in the 1960s, the numbers being added to the population each year continue to be huge, in part because of the growth in the numbers of people of reproductive age.
Population growth is not the only threat facing humanity, but it will be a major contributor to the crises that await us in the coming century.
Yet, global population growth during and since the Green Revolution is continuing to consume more and more of the expanding food base, leading to a decline in per capita availability of cereal grains on a global basis over the last 15 years.
www.populationmedia.org /issues/issues.html   (1521 words)

 USATODAY.com - Census: World population growth slowing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's population growth is slowing because women are having fewer children and more people are dying from AIDS, especially in Africa, according to a Census Bureau report released Monday.
The 2050 world projection is slightly lower than the 9.3 billion forecast in a previous bureau report on the topic in 1998.
According to the bureau, there are at least 100 million women in the world's developing countries who would like to space or limit their pregnancies but are not using contraception.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-03-22-world-population_x.htm   (641 words)

 World Population
In the 1970s the world will undergo famines; hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.
If the world's people were put together into families of four living on 50' by 100' lots, they could all live in the state of Texas, with more than seven thousand square miles left over.
There are areas in the world where too many people have been squeezed into one place, or where too many animals are grazing the grass to the ground.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/worldpop.html   (2649 words)

 OneWorld U.S. Home / Today's News - WORLD POPULATION DAY: Crowded Planet Feels the Heat
Although the population growth rate has slowed, the world's population is still growing.
The U.S. currently has five percent of the world's population, but produces 25 percent of the world's global warming pollution, according to a report by the U.S.-based environmental group Sierra Club.
The combined effects of global warming and population growth are palpable, despite efforts by groups such as the National Centre for Policy Analysis (NCPA) to cast doubt on the science behind global warming.
us.oneworld.net /article/view/136274/1   (1051 words)

 World Jewish Population | Latest Statistics
Moreover, the religious population is highly ghettoized, and in one area, Villa Crespo, there is one Shul left to service a population that may be as high as 50,000 Jews.
Jews and immigrants arriving under the Law of Return constituted 82% of the population, growing 2.5% to 4.95 million, a growth rate that is still high by world standards, where the average rate is 1.3%.
The total Jewish population in the Asian republics of the former USSR was estimated at 28,000.
www.simpletoremember.com /vitals/world-jewish-population.htm   (5347 words)

 World population boom likely by 2050 - World News - MSNBC.com
Hania Zlotnik, the division’s director, said an important change in the new population estimate is a decrease in expected deaths from AIDS because of the rising use of anti-retroviral drugs and a downward revision of the prevalence of the disease in some countries.
This change contributed to the slightly higher world population estimate of 9.2 billion in 2050 than the 9.1 billion figure in the 2004 estimate, the report said.
By contrast, the total population of richer countries is expected to remain largely unchanged at 1.2 billion.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/17605186   (591 words)

 World Population Day: Forced Migration Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
If a woman were to wait until age 23, instead of age 18, to have her first child, that alone could reduce the momentum in population growth by over 40 per cent.
Report quantifies the health risks faced by the world's population today and looks at how these risks can be reduced in the future in order to increase life expectancies.
Examines a range of issues relating to international migration including "causes of and potential responses to population movements, immigration and refugee law and policy, comparative migration studies, the integration of immigrants into their host societies, and the effects of international migration on social, economic, demographic, foreign policy and national security concerns," and internal displacement.
www.forcedmigration.org /browse/thematic/population.htm   (911 words)

 Human Population Growth
The spike in deaths in the interval between 1901 and 1926 was caused by the worldwide influenza pandemic of 1918–1919.
So if a population has a large number of young people just entering their reproductive years, the rate of growth of that population is sure to rise.
This graph (based on data from the UN Long-Range World Population Projections, 1991) gives 5 estimates of the growth of the world population from now until 2150, assuming that TFRs decline from the 1991 value of 3.4 to the values shown.
users.rcn.com /jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/P/Populations.html   (1778 words)

 Population Reference Bureau: Search Population and Health Data
This database contains data on 85 demographic variables for 221 countries in the world, for 28 world regions and sub-regions, for the world as a whole, for the United States as a whole, and for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
World and regional weighted averages are shown when data or estimates are available for at least two-thirds of the region's population.
Data on percent change in the working age population, 1999-2015, concern the resident population ages 16 to 64 as of July 1 of their respective years.
www.worldpop.org /prbdata.htm   (1441 words)

 WORLD POPULATION DAY: Crowded Planet Feels the Heat
Although the population growth rate has slowed, the world's population is still growing.
The U.S. currently has five percent of the world's population, but produces 25 percent of the world's global warming pollution, according to a report by the U.S.-based environmental group Sierra Club.
The combined effects of global warming and population growth are palpable, despite efforts by groups such as the National Centre for Policy Analysis (NCPA) to cast doubt on the science behind global warming.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=33923   (1159 words)

 Human Population - Global Issues
The human population of the planet is estimated to now have passed 6 billion people.
The State of the World, 1999 Report from the Worldwatch Institute suggests that the global economy could be seriously affected by environmental problems, such as the lack of access to enough resources to meet growing population demands.
Already around the world we are seeing an increase in violence and human rights abuses as disputes about territories, food and water are spilling into wars and internal conflicts.
www.globalissues.org /EnvIssues/Population.asp   (1121 words)

 The Communication Initiative - Experiences - World Population Awareness Week - Vermont, USA
During World Population Week, PMC President William Ryerson spoke at a conference on population issues held by the Science Museum of Minnesota.
The Population Institute first conceived of WPAW in 1985 as an educational campaign designed to create public awareness of trends in world population growth.
Nearly half the world's population, and 63% in the least developed countries, is under age 25.
www.comminit.com /experiences/pdskdv122002/experiences-1097.html   (515 words)

 Planet's Population Hit 6.5 Billion Saturday | LiveScience
Even more striking is that the time required for the global population to grow from 5 billion to 6 billion-just a dozen years-was shorter than the interval between any of the previous billions.
The population on Earth today is nearly four times the number in 1900 [graph].
But according to population experts, this gulf is not a simple divide that perpetuates the status quo among the have and have-not nations.
www.livescience.com /strangenews/060224_world_population.html   (655 words)

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Apply this knowledge to a study of world population growth by making a graph of world population data from 1650 to 2000 (projected).
To understand why world population is now growing so fast, we will discuss some issues.
There are concerns that as world population increases there will be shortages of food, water, and the quality of life will be threatened worldwide.
www.col-ed.org /cur/math/math51.txt   (1178 words)

 World Population
While world population growth in a sense transcends the narrative of human history, it has important implications both for the writing of history and prediction of its future course.
Since world history is a creation story, that formula is not strictly observed; events that have originated important practices and institutions should, of course, be disproportionately represented in the histories.
Finally, with respect to the future course of humanity, population growth is on a collision course with the earth’s finite territory and resources.
www.worldhistorysite.com /population.html   (271 words)

 World population hits 6.5 billion - LiveScience - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Behind that phenomenal global increase is a vast gulf in birth and death rates among the world's countries.
But according to population experts, this gulf is not a simple divide that perpetuates the status quo among the have and have-not nations.
Kent, editor of the Population Bulletin, and Haub, a senior demographer at the Population Reference Bureau, reported that news of declining population in Europe fueled concern about a global "birth dearth," but there is continuing population growth in developing countries.
www.cnbc.com /id/11545564   (643 words)

 WORLD POPULATION DAY: US to Hit Demographic Milestone at 300 Million
According to USA Today, the United States "is alone among industrialised nations in its relatively rapid population increase." The populations in Japan and Russia, the paper said, are expected to shrink almost one-fourth by 2050.
The rise in population in the United States is also expected to trigger a rise in consumption, in what is described as a highly consumer-oriented economy, threatening environmental problems.
Smith pointed out that while the United States has a mere five percent of the world's population, it accounts for 24 percent of the world's energy consumption and a quarter of its fossil fuel consumption.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=33936   (959 words)

 Worldometers - real time world statistics
It took all of human history until 1800 for the world’s population to reach its first billion.
The most authoritative book on world hunger exposes and explodes the myths that prevent us from effectively addressing the problem.
Resource depletion and population pressures are about to catch up with us, and no one is prepared.
worldometers.info   (417 words)

 The Hive Group - Creators of Honeycomb Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Population, population density, and geographic area estimates used in this map are taken from the CIA Factbook 2004, a wonderful public domain source of information.
Many countries have populations and geographical area added to their totals on the basis of protectorate or commonwealth holdings.
Since Greenland is humungous and not very populous, Denmark's population density ends up being, well, not very high.
www.hivegroup.com /world.html   (525 words)

 World Population Counter
Although the total human population is steadily increasing, the rate of increase itself is slowing (the peak was in the 1960s).
The total human population is a significant factor in the environmental crisis.
This is compounded by the increasing affluence and material standards of living of the growing population, which raises the average per capita use of resources, particularly in developing countries such as India and China.
www.peterussell.com /Odds/pop.php   (250 words)

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