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  1. 1. 31 October, 2011 was not onlyHalloween
  2. 2. It was when the World’s population hit 7 Billion!
  3. 3. Some Countries Celebrated: Zambia- song contest Vietnam- staged concert Russia- authorities gave gifts to selected babies Ivory Coast- comedians staged a show. Philippines- 7 billionth baby born (Danica)
  4. 4. But other countries do not think it is a cause for celebration! Instead they are VERY concerned.
  5. 5. WHY are they so concerned?More babies are being born and people are livinglonger.Population of the world is increasing too rapidlyfor it to be sustainable. 1987- 5 billion 1999- 6 billion 2011- 7 billion 2025- 8 billion (predicted) 2100- 10 billion (predicted)
  6. 6. What is happening? More people means more people taking resources such as  Food  Land for farming and building  Loss of ground water  Deforestation  Heavy energy use (which leads to climate change) Population is growing most in poorest/ developing countries Rich countries try to protect what they have and don’t really want to share
  7. 7. Activity to help you understand: 4 people stand on one side of the room- represent developed countries Rest of class stand on other side of room- represent developing countries Resources allocated Does it seem fair to you?
  8. 8. Who is populating the world? People in developing countries, especially Africa, Latin America and Asia (5 kids or more on average) These people have big families because of  Cultural values  Lack of education  No family planning  Want large families to work the land and as many of their children die young Developed countries (2 kids on average per year)
  9. 9. Facts India will overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by 2025, with an estimated 1.5 billion people. If China did not have a family planning law (only 1 child per family) the world population would have reached 7 billion in 2006. Some people say the Chinese law is against human rights, but it has worked. USA is only developed country that has a growing population. ◦ European population is not growing ◦ New immigrants are causing population growth from  Latin America, especially Mexico (laborers)  Asians (educated professionals)
  10. 10. How can this problem be solved? Education Family planning ◦ Keep girls in poor countries in school so they know about family planning and have a choice (many marry at 13-14 years old and start having babies) Put less stress on the environment-decrease dependence on fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) Decrease the number of households (use less energy)
  11. 11. SourcesVideo articles with map Rate Map in Philippine Enquirer 31st Oct 2011
  12. 12. Sources ContinuedPhotosDanica Family Girls