How Many People Can Our Planet Really Support?

March 17, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

How Many People Can Our Planet Really Support?

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Overpopulation. It is a word that makes politicians wince, and is often described as the “elephant in the room” in discussions about the future of the planet.
You often hear people citing overpopulation as the single biggest threat to the Earth. But can we really single out population growth in this way? Are there really too many people on our planet?
It is clear to all of us that the planet is not expanding. There is only so much space on Earth, not to mention only so many resources – food, water and energy – that can support a human population. So a growing human population must pose some kind of a threat to the wellbeing of planet Earth, mustn’t it?

Current World Population

7,711,349,175

Net Growth During Your Visit

0

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