Stories about everything from child labor to climate change

Overpopulation environmental problems

Is It Getting Too Crowded For Comfort?

According to one survey, every year, around 70 million people relocate to the cities from rural areas, creating an unprecedented migration that may have several undesirable repercussions to health, economy and environment. Last year, 54% of the world’s

Read more

World population counter

7.4 billion and growing

Did you know that 4.3 babies are born every second? It is expected that the world’s population will grow to 8 to 10 billion by 2050.

More: How Many Babies are Born Each Day?

If you look at the size of the Earth’s continents, you’d wonder why over population should be a problem.

Read more

Effect of growing population

A billion planets, One Earth…

How will our continuously growing population affect our way of life, our planet, our environment? No matter how you look at it, we have a big problem

At the rate we’re going, we are already using up the available resources of 1 Earths, even though this planet is all we

Read more
Badge shareasimage

How many babies are born each day?

Be Fruitful and Multiply!

That is exactly what we’ve been doing for the past century.

It is difficult to come to the exact number of births every day since not all births are registered or recorded.

The UNICEF estimates that an average of 353,000 babies are born each day around the world. The crude

Read more

Population of the world clock

7.2 Billion People – and Only One Earth

How awesome it would be if our astronomers found another planet just like the Earth, and we can move some of our population there.

The resources of this planet will be untouched and the people who will be relocating there will be wiser. They will probably

Read more

Earth population counter

A short history of our population boom

Before the advances on health and safety measures and before the industrial boom, the human population grew very slowly. We were threatened by many factors that we couldn’t fight yet such as diseases and changes in the weather. Our life expectancy was short.

Read more