World population growth trend by country – 2008-2050


“The World Health Organization estimates that one third of the world is well-fed, one third is under-fed, and one third is straving. By 2050, that figure could be significantly larger, when the world’s population is expected to reach a whopping 9 billion. The world’s driest regions in North African and the Middle East are also the fastest growing, putting them at an especially high risk of furthering the the food crisis,” says the caption in the map below.

Also, the link http://news.yahoo.com/census-world-look-2050-084801254.html shows that India will be the most populous nation, surpassing China some time around 2025. The U.S. will remain exactly where it is now: in third place, with a population of 423 million… while the world’s agricultural capacity declines and plummets.

The population problem is huge, yet, lots of people steer clear from voicing their views and opinions, for fear of being accused of pointing fingers and branded racist. This is patently nonsensical, since overpopulation anywhere in the world is a threat to the entire planet.

I think it should be brought wide into the open and vigorously debated towards global action to attack this incredibly ignored problem that can doom us all, without delay. And by “us”, I mean all life on Earth – the entire Biosphere.

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This map shows the NEW ADDITIONS to the EXISTING human population from 2008 to 2050. It shows that the highest growth rates are in Africa (mega-famine and wildlife destruction) and the Middle East (BOOM!).

Rank Countries Annual percentage

# 1 Zimbabwe: 4.31 %

# 2 Niger: 3.643 %

# 3 Uganda: 3.576 %

# 4 Turks and Caicos Islands: 3.485 %

# 5 Burundi: 3.462 %

# 6 Gaza Strip: 3.422 %

# 7 United Arab Emirates: 3.282 %

# 8 Ethiopia: 3.194 %

# 9 Burkina Faso: 3.085 %

# 10 Zambia: 3.062 %

# 11 Madagascar: 2.973 %

# 12 Benin: 2.911 %

# 13 Western Sahara: 2.868 %

# 14 Congo, Republic of the: 2.835 %

# 15 Bahrain: 2.814 %

# 16 Rwanda: 2.792 %

# 17 Malawi: 2.763 %

# 18 Togo: 2.762 %

# 19 Comoros: 2.696 %

# 20 Liberia: 2.663 %

# 21 Yemen: 2.647 %

# 22 Guinea: 2.645 %

# 23 Equatorial Guinea: 2.641 %

# 24 Congo: 2.614 %

# 25 Mali: 2.61 %

# 26 Senegal: 2.557 %

# 27 Sudan: 2.484 %

# 28 Eritrea: 2.472 %

# 29 Kenya: 2.462 %

# 30 Mozambique: 2.444 %

# 31 Iraq: 2.399 %

# 32 Gambia: 2.396 %

# 33 Afghanistan: 2.375 %

# 34 Mauritania: 2.349 %

# 35 Cayman Islands: 2.287 %

# 36 Sierra Leone: 2.249 %

# 37 Djibouti: 2.237 %

# 38 West Bank: 2.225 %

# 39 Solomon Islands: 2.22 %

# 40 Anguilla: 2.173 %

# 41 Central African Republic: 2.146 %

# 42 Cameroon: 2.121 %

# 43 Ivory Coast: 2.078 %

# 44 Libya: 2.064 %

# 45 Belize: 2.056 %

# 46 São Tomé and Príncipe: 2.052 %

# 47 Angola: 2.034 %

# 48 Oman: 2.023 %

# 49 Chad: 2.009 %

# 50 Tanzania: 2.002 %

# 51 Gabon: 1.999 %

# 52 Guinea-Bissau: 1.988 %

= 53 Guatemala: 1.986 %

= 53 Kuwait: 1.986 %

# 55 Papua New Guinea: 1.985 %

# 56 East Timor: 1.981 %

= 57 Egypt: 1.96 %

= 57 French Guiana: 1.96 %

# 59 Marshall Islands: 1.954 %

# 60 Nigeria: 1.935 %

# 61 Philippines: 1.903 %

# 62 Honduras: 1.888 %

# 63 Tajikistan: 1.846 %

# 64 Ghana: 1.822 %

# 65 British Virgin Islands: 1.741 %

# 66 Brunei: 1.712 %
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# 67 Cambodia: 1.698 %

# 68 Bolivia: 1.694 %

# 69 Laos: 1.684 %

# 70 Botswana: 1.656 %

# 71 Cyprus: 1.617 %

# 72 Somalia: 1.603 %

# 73 Nepal: 1.596 %

# 74 Israel: 1.584 %

# 75 Malaysia: 1.576 %

# 76 Pakistan: 1.573 %

# 77 Bangladesh: 1.566 %

# 78 Saudi Arabia: 1.536 %

# 79 Mayotte: 1.533 %

# 80 New Caledonia: 1.524 %

# 81 Venezuela: 1.493 %

# 82 Mongolia: 1.489 %

# 83 Cape Verde: 1.446 %

# 84 Ecuador: 1.443 %

# 85 Aruba: 1.436 %

# 86 Panama: 1.435 %

# 87 Kyrgyzstan: 1.427 %

# 88 India: 1.344 %

# 89 Vanuatu: 1.343 %

# 90 Réunion: 1.34 %

= 91 Dominican Republic: 1.331 %

= 91 French Polynesia: 1.331 %

# 93 Guam: 1.314 %

# 94 Costa Rica: 1.308 %

# 95 Antigua and Barbuda: 1.289 %

# 96 Paraguay: 1.284 %

# 97 Kiribati: 1.249 %

# 98 Iran: 1.248 %

# 99 Turkey: 1.235 %

# 100 American Samoa: 1.211 %

# 101 Swaziland: 1.204 %

# 102 Bhutan: 1.201 %

# 103 Algeria: 1.173 %

# 104 Colombia: 1.156 %

# 105 Australia: 1.148 %

# 106 Luxembourg: 1.145 %

# 107 Turkmenistan: 1.138 %

# 108 Brazil: 1.134 %

# 109 Mexico: 1.102 %

# 110 Nicaragua: 1.088 %

# 111 Suriname: 1.087 %

# 112 Burma: 1.084 %

# 113 Vietnam: 1.077 %

# 114 Indonesia: 1.069 %

# 115 Morocco: 1.067 %

# 116 Ireland: 1.061 %

# 117 San Marino: 1.043 %

# 118 Peru: 1.029 %

# 119 Argentina: 1.017 %

# 120 Jordan: 0.984 %

# 121 Tunisia: 0.978 %

# 122 United States: 0.963 %

# 123 Seychelles: 0.945 %

# 124 Uzbekistan: 0.94 %

# 125 Sri Lanka: 0.934 %

# 126 The Bahamas: 0.922 %

# 127 Isle of Man: 0.921 %

# 128 Syria: 0.913 %

# 129 New Zealand: 0.882 %

# 130 Guadeloupe: 0.88 %

# 131 Macau: 0.879 %

# 132 Namibia: 0.873 %

# 133 Azerbaijan: 0.846 %

# 134 Jersey: 0.841 %

# 135 Chile: 0.836 %

# 136 Saint Kitts and Nevis: 0.823 %

# 137 Singapore: 0.817 %

# 138 Qatar: 0.81 %

# 139 Fiji: 0.798 %

# 140 Canada: 0.794 %

# 141 Haiti: 0.787 %

# 142 Netherlands Antilles: 0.754 %

# 143 Jamaica: 0.733 %

# 144 Mauritius: 0.729 %

# 145 Martinique: 0.72 %

# 146 Tuvalu: 0.702 %

# 147 Iceland: 0.687 %

# 148 Liechtenstein: 0.653 %

# 149 Nauru: 0.611 %

# 150 Samoa: 0.6 %

# 151 Bermuda: 0.594 %

# 152 Spain: 0.574 %

# 153 Thailand: 0.566 %

# 154 United Kingdom: 0.557 %

# 155 Grenada: 0.551 %

# 156 North Korea: 0.538 %

# 157 France: 0.5 %

# 158 China: 0.493 %

# 159 Saint Helena: 0.487 %

# 160 Hong Kong: 0.448 %

# 161 Montserrat: 0.447 %

# 162 Guernsey: 0.438 %

# 163 Faroe Islands: 0.428 %

# 164 Italy: 0.42 %

# 165 Kazakhstan: 0.4 %

# 166 Saint Lucia: 0.389 %

# 167 Malta: 0.375 %

# 168 Netherlands: 0.371 %

# 169 Barbados: 0.366 %

# 170 Palau: 0.363 %

# 171 Wallis and Futuna: 0.357 %

# 172 Lesotho: 0.332 %

# 173 Andorra: 0.33 %

# 174 Norway: 0.329 %

# 175 El Salvador: 0.318 %

# 176 Gibraltar: 0.273 %

# 177 Albania: 0.267 %

# 178 Puerto Rico: 0.254 %

# 179 Denmark: 0.251 %

# 180 Macedonia: 0.248 %

# 181 Lebanon: 0.244 %

# 182 Tonga: 0.243 %

# 183 Uruguay: 0.231 %

# 184 South Korea: 0.23 %

# 185 Dominica: 0.214 %

# 186 Portugal: 0.212 %

# 187 Switzerland: 0.21 %

# 188 Taiwan: 0.193 %

# 189 Sweden: 0.163 %

# 190 Slovakia: 0.117 %

(#191) European Union 0.098 %

# 192 Greece: 0.083 %

# 193 Finland: 0.075 %

# 194 Belgium: 0.071 %

# 195 Armenia: 0.063 %

# 196 Greenland: 0.05 %

# 197 Austria: 0.034 %

# 198 Falkland Islands: 0.011 %

# 199 Bosnia and Herzegovina: 0.008 %

# 200 Norfolk Island: 0.006 %

# 201 Holy See (Vatican City): 0.004 %

# 202 Cocos (Keeling) Islands: 0.002 %

# 203 Pitcairn Islands: -0.01 %

# 204 Tokelau: -0.011 %

# 205 Svalbard: -0.024 %

# 206 Niue: -0.032 %

# 207 Poland: -0.062 %

# 208 Moldova: -0.072 %

# 209 Croatia: -0.076 %

# 210 Virgin Islands: -0.08 %

# 211 Trinidad and Tobago: -0.087 %

# 212 Cuba: -0.104 %

# 213 Czech Republic: -0.12 %

# 214 Monaco: -0.124 %

# 215 Maldives: -0.151 %

# 216 Slovenia: -0.163 %

# 217 Hungary: -0.17 %

# 218 Germany: -0.208 %

# 219 Romania: -0.252 %

# 220 Lithuania: -0.276 %

# 221 Japan: -0.278 %

# 222 Micronesia: -0.313 %

# 223 Georgia: -0.326 %

# 224 St. Vincent / Grenadines: -0.327 %

# 225 Belarus: -0.363 %

# 226 South Africa: -0.38 %

# 227 Guyana: -0.44 %

# 228 Serbia and Montenegro: -0.467 %

# 229 Russia: -0.47 %

# 230 Latvia: -0.597 %

# 231 Ukraine: -0.622 %

# 232 Estonia: -0.641 %

# 233 Bulgaria: -0.781 %

# 234 Saint Pierre and Miquelon: -0.968 %

# 235 Cook Islands: -3.2 %

# 236 Northern Mariana Islands: -4.004 %

# 237 Christmas Island: -9 %

Weighted average: 1.0 %

DEFINITION: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.

SOURCE:

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/peo_pop_gro_rat-people-population-growth-rate
CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011

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The above information instigated a thread of discussion, in which the participants were models of decorum, respect, civility, intelligence, awareness and compassion. I deem it worth a read, and welcome continuing participation.

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Laurelee Blanchard, Victoria Wolf, Adira Links and 3 others like this.

Tony Butcavage
This is what the hell I’ve been posting for months on my page. All the left wants to do is sing kumbaya and hang the oil brothers…..+
Yesterday at 11:59am

Diana Cao
In the US, minorities births have surpassed or will soon, white births. As for India, Melinda Gates wants to end infant mortality..??? What they need is birth control. I’m glad I will not be around in 2050.
Yesterday at 1:01pm

Tony Butcavage
End infant mortality [WTF]…….I will be in the ground by 2050 also but joy in my grave……the childern of the left can deal with it….lets hold hands and sing KUMBAYA…..good luck with your KIA.
Yesterday at 1:36pm

Diana Cao
It is the RIGHT that bans abortions and denies women birth control and the right to choose!!!! The LEFT supports abortions and birth control.
16 hours ago

Tony Butcavage
GOP is not pro-choice your right on that Iam pro-choice. Your comment of 18 hours ago has a twist “they need birth control” not us just “they” this is what I call the island view. Diana it really does not matter much anyway, with continued out of control population and demand for consumption it will spell the end in the end, its just a matter of time and no techno stuff will save us folks watch tooo many sci-fi flicks. The grandkids will face this ‘new world’ and it will not be pleasent
16 hours ago

Diana Cao
It took from the dawn of time, the first human that appeared on earth, millions of years ago until 1830 for there to be ONE billion people on the planet. A mere 180 years later there are SEVEN billion. Talk about population explosion. Of course the planet, as we know it, will be destroyed. The numbers of humans and their destructive activities are unsustainable. Humans will disappear and the planet will evolve and heal itself. I feel sorry for the animals. This is such a beautiful magnificent planet and all the humans do is destroy it for their own uncontrollable greed.
16 hours ago

Tony Butcavage ‎10-4
16 hours ago

Anthony Marr
I’ve been speaking at the Animal Rights National Conference since 2004. Right off the bat in 04, when I was brand new, I was given a big plenary on human population. Why? Because not too many other activists want to touch the issue, fearing being called a racist. So, even the most enlightened people on this planet favor political correctness over planetary survival.
15 hours ago

Tony Butcavage
The island folks [the left that is] do not want to face reality after all we have the island and across the ‘big waters’ who cares just keep the KIA’s come’n……the left is blind to it all. Ps: let the county crash we need a good ass-woop’en to wake up…
15 hours ago

Anthony Marr
Both Diana and Tony are correct, her “they” and his “we”. The “we” because we are talking about HUMAN population. The “they” because certain sectors of humanity have curtailed unsustainable reproduction in those sectors; some even have a negative growth rate. This delineation is necessarily to put the focus sharply on the problem sectors, and they are most of the Catholic countries, all African countries and India. China catches a lot of shit, but you have to laud its “one-child policy” that’s been going on for decades, as long as it is humanely enforced.
15 hours ago

Tony Butcavage ‎10-4
15 hours ago

Anthony Marr
Regardless of what we do or not do, Mother Nature herself will limit the max human population this planet has ever seen and will ever seen – by means of mass famine. Africa, for example, and India, will be hit hard hard. The saddest part is that Mother Nature herself will have been raped to the max before the human population stabilizes, by which time there will be no more lions in Africa, nor tigers in India. So, sure, we must control the Human population as a whole, but I have no qualms to says that India and Africa should get their shit together, if only for their own good.
15 hours ago

Tony Butcavage
We need a good ass-woop’n to wake-up however its out of control and the grandkids of the the grandkids will face shit city. Ps: keep them KIA’s come’n………..
15 hours ago

Anthony Marr
The mass famine I mentioned IS the ass-wopp’n you mentioned, over 90% prob. Collectively, we seem just not smart enough, dignified enough or conscientious enough, to prevent all these horrors from happening – to Mother Nature, and to our own children. We deserve what we will get. Too bad so many other species will be dragged our along with us. The best job for the enlightened seems only to be damage control. The very best of the enlightened will attempt prevention, and good luck to them.
15 hours ago

Anthony Marr
Your discussion about the infant mortality rate reminds me of a parallel issue – eradicating the Tse-tse fly of Africa, which predicates the Sleeping Sickness in humans. Prior to that, humans stayed out of the “fly zone”, and wildlife remained intact. After that, the human “colonization” began. The “conquest of nature” at work. I know it is inevitable, but imagine huge swathes of wild Africa without humans…
15 hours ago

Tony Butcavage
Well Anthony that’s what the NWO wants to do………human reduction
15 hours ago

Jen Belcastro
No wonder my womanly instincts tell me NOT to breed in this world, things are way too uncertain.
14 hours ago

Tony Butcavage
Anthony this is how is look at things: society movements are massive and complex we are dealing with hundreds of billions of folks……the shit gets complicated and fast.
14 hours ago

Jen Belcastro
Humans messed up big time. We were supposed to reproduce to keep our species thriving so we didn’t all die off back in the day… not to breed like rats and ruin our planet like we have. As a woman I do not know why woman feel like they need to reproduce in these times… I think it is very selfish. Use birth control and use your head. Bringing babies and children into a world where we have very little control over our own food supply and clean water is just wrong and it is not necessary. Woman are the ones who really need to think about population control because we are the ones with the power. Education is key.
14 hours ago

Jen Belcastro
No offense to any men out there… it’s clear that woman have more control over population for obvious reasons ; )
14 hours ago

Tony Butcavage
Jen a very big 10-4…………..
14 hours ago

Anthony Marr
Jen, all power to women! We men have monopolized control over the human destiny and that of the planet for long enough. 🙂 Like you, I have no kid, so I take on all kids as my kids. If you look at some of my pics taken in rural India, you will see a disproportionate number of very young children. It is ironic that those who can afford kids, and would make the best parent (like you) don’t have them, and those who can’t afford to have kids have a dozen a piece, but that’s the way it works. In a country like India, the villagers think: “There is no old age security and no social safety net. I’ll need 5 kids to support me in my old age. The infant mortality rate is 50%. So, I’ll have to have 10 kids.” And so it goes.
14 hours ago

Judy Wilson
Unfortunately, Jen, in some cases women do not have the control. Like in Africa. In most countries in Africa, it is culturally considered “manly” to impregnate your wife, and if she were to suggest stopping that process, god knows what would happen to her. In some places, there is little or no access to birth control. I’m sure that there are many women in this world, who would give anything not to be bringing babies into this world, only to see them die, one by one. In some places, the Catholic Church has ruled supreme over the centuries and still manages to convince people that birth control is a sin. Most of these people have little or no education, other than what is supplied by Catholic missions. In some places, men call all the shots, and women live in constant fear of their husbands and other men. There are many reasons in the world why women have more babies. And, I think, it is seldom their choice. We can’t really compare other places in the world to our own countries, like Canada and the USA, where, in my opinion, there is NO excuse whatever for not using birth control. And yet, there are people in our countries that seem to keep having these large families. THAT is inexcusable.
14 hours ago

Jen Belcastro
I do understand why they have several children on India and parts of Africa… but I do not understand why smart woman have babies here in the US. I should have made it clear that I was referring to places like the US where we do have control over our bodies and birth control. My biological clock ticks like other woman but I don’t lose my logic.
14 hours ago

Anthony Marr
What does it take to induce the Pope to make a global declaration of inclusion of birth control in the Catholic doctrine? This is both a rhetorical and practical question.
13 hours ago

Anthony Marr
If you vote me in as the President of Planet Earth, I’ll do something revolutionary about it, but the acronym of “President of Planet Earth” is “P.O.P.E.”. So I guess it’s a no go. :p
13 hours ago

Jen Belcastro
Isn’t the pope being charged with crimes against humanity for this? I just read an article on that.
\13 hours ago

Judy Wilson
I’m sure you’d be sued……
13 hours ago

Anthony Marr
I was baptized Roman Catholic (which christened me Anthony) when I was 15 – when I didn’t know any better. What woke me up was the Inquisition by the medieval Catholic Church, which I consider the most evil institution in human history bar none. Things have improved a little since then (how can it not?), e.g. embracing evolution, but it remains idiotic on this issue. So, I repeat my question. WHat does it take to make the Pope make a public announcement to sanctify birth control as a means of survival and saving the planet.
13 hours ago

Jen Belcastro
Here’s another question. What does it take to make people not care what the pope says?
13 hours ago

Anthony Marr
I’m not sure I know what you are referring to, Judy. who would be sued, by whom, in what court of law?
13 hours ago

Jen Belcastro
http://www.examiner.com/atheism-in-los-angeles/pope-charged-with-crimes-against-humanity-world-court
13 hours ago

Anthony Marr
Great question, Jen. I think it’d be even tougher than to get His Holiness to speak out.
13 hours ago

Jen Belcastro
I know 😦 but I’d love to see an end to the religious craziness and blind faith.
13 hours ago

Jen Belcastro
And we do need a world president that looks out for the planet in a scientific fact based environmental way…
13 hours ago

Judy Wilson
For using their “trademark”. POPE. It was a silly joke.
13 hours ago

Anthony Marr
LOL As you say, “So sue me.”
13 hours ago

Judy Wilson
What does it take to have to Pope make such a statement in favour of birth control? Hmmmm. From what I have heard, it would take all kinds of diocesan debate, then on to the bishops, cardinals, and then, of course, the Pope would have to approve the whole thing. In modernized countries, Catholics seem to just ignore this part of their religion and use birth control anyway. But many nations see the Pope as God. For example, I know MANY Catholics in Canada, who all have either small families or no children.
13 hours ago

Anthony Marr Canada, maybe, but what about, say, Mexico? As for the inner workings of the Church, they will ultimately say no, because it is counter-productive, no pun intended, to their agenda of dominating the religious world, where power is measured, for one thing, on the number of adherents worldwide.
13 hours ago

Anthony Marr
That’d be fun, actually, to see the battle between the Pope and the P.O.P.E.
13 hours ago

Judy Wilson
I agree.
13 hours ago

Anthony Marr
This drive for domination by means of population EXPANSION is further compounded by their insecurity in losing ground in Protestant dominated countries, like Canada and the US.
13 hours ago

Michele McCowan
The next “end of the world” is in 2012…so we won’t even get to 2050, according to the Mayans. 😉 THAT gives me hope. The weight of all those humans will sink the continents…I’m moving to Canada! Wink. Seriously though…stop having all those babies people. Come on! Not only is there no space for them all…but not enough jobs!
12 hours ago

Anthony Marr
I like your sense of humour, Michelle.
9 hours ago

Michele McCowan
Thanks! 😉
8 hours ago

Judy Wilson
Of course, the protestant churches (at least those that are traditional) and losing a huge amount of ground as well, giving way to “unusual” right-wing churches (especially in the USA), and alternative beliefs of all kinds – pagan, Buddhism, spiritualist, etc. The traditional churches are all falling apart and dying, desperately seeking to combine with other churches – e.g. Anglicans and Lutherans. The Catholics have always depended on large populations for an additional reason. Even if the people can give very little, if there are enough of them, what they give all adds up. Large portions from around the world end up in the Vatican.
31 minutes ago

Judy Wilson
P.S. I just read the entire “conversation”. I don’t think it is productive for left-right arguments about these issues. We need to think globally, and not so self-focussed that the political situation in our own countries should matter.
13 minutes ago

Anthony Marr
More universal than right-and-left is right-and-wrong.
4 minutes ago

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