DON’T PANIC — The Facts About Population

Hans Rosling is a great communicator. Here’s his documentary about human population.

Our world reached ‘peak child’ around 2000 because people are using more birth control. Now children aren’t dying so much as they used to. Therefore the world’s population is still rising, but we can expect ‘peak human’ around 2050. After that, population is likely to stay at around 9 billion.

That’s still a lot of people! Plenty for farmers and growers to feed. Aptly, I’m grateful to a farmer, my fellow blogger generationyfarmer for drawing attention to this.

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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