Population Decline

Population Myths

MYTH – The world is overpopulated! …It is easy to believe that the world is overpopulated because human beings have always lived in crowded conditions and do so at the present time. We do so not because of lack of space on the planet but because of the need to work together, to buy and sell, to give and receive goods and services from one another. Our cities and towns have always thronged with people and traffic – horses, donkeys, and camels in ages past, motor vehicles today.   ~~~~~~ The International Data Base (IDB) is a resource for accurate current and historic demographic information on most countries of the world. www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/country.php ~~~~~~   All the people of the world could move into the state of Texas and form a giant city with about the same population density as some large cities today   (6 billion population divided by 262,000 square miles of land in Texas equals about 23,000 per sq mile). Because we crowd together and because the earth is large relative to our needs, we leave most of it unoccupied. Human beings actually use no more than one to three percent of the land area of the earth for their urban areas, roads, railroads, and airports, according to experts such as Julian Simon and others. All of the people of the world could move into the state of Texas and form a giant city with about the same population density as some large cities today (6 billion population divided by 262,000 square miles of land in Texas equals about 23,000 per square mile). Inner London contains 21,000...

Test Your Knowledge !!

"We must have abortion, or our planet will soon be overcrowded" is a slogan used to propagate abortion-on-demand. Take the following quiz, (answer "true" or "False") and see how much you know about our planet and the population "explosion". Scroll down after you're finished for the correct answers.       ~~~~~~~~ The International Data Base (IDB) is a resource for accurate current and historic demographic information on most countries of the world. www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/country.php ~~~~~~~~   1. The total area of the world is about 197 million square miles. 2. The total land area of the world is about 73 million square miles. 3. The world population is about ten billion people. 4. If you represented the world as a ball about the size of a house, all the people would represent, in volume, far less than a cubic inch. 5. All the world's houses could be put into an area of about 100 miles by 100 miles (1990). 6. All the world's buildings could be put into an area of about 10,000 square miles (1990). 7. Most people in Australia and Canada live under more crowded conditions than most people in China and India. 8. China is more densely populated than England or Italy. 9. Fertility rates have been increasing in the developing nations. 10. The fertility rates of every nation in Europe are substantially less than the amount required to maintain the population at zero population growth (ZPG). 11. Earth cannot support an infinite population. 12. We now have more starvation in the world than ever before. 13. Population grows faster than food production. 14. Since 1970,...