July 11th World Population Day

Data / date: 11/07/12 1 comentario / 1 Comment

On July 11th 1987 the world population reached the milestone of five billion people and the  United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) decided to recognize the date as the World Population Day.

Since the appearance of human beings, the world’s population is always growing and ever more rapidly. The world population took almost 2000 years to reach the first billion, but then it has grown  much faster!

Of early humans until 1804 – 1 billion people worldwide

1927 to 2 billion people

1960 to 3 billion

1964 to 4 billion

1987 to 5 billion

1999 to 6 billion

2011 to 7 billion!

The population increase was possible due to  progress and many advances in medicine  with  people living a  healthier life. There is more opportunity to cure diseases and people live longer.

The world population is always growing, but the trend is to slow down. This is good for the planet because people consume a lot of stuff and to produce it takes a lot of natural resources to make it all. If the population grows more slowly, nature has more time to recover and produce new resources and maintain biocapacity.

We are 7 billion people who need clean water to quench thirst, good soil to grow food, power to run  machines and raw materials to manufacture everything we consume.

In 2011, to call attention to these needs, the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) launched a campaign called 7 billion Actions. This means that for every person on the planet, an action has to take place ​​to  make to save natural resources for future generation.

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