Planet could be ‘unrecognizable’ by 2050February 21st, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has warned that the earth could become unrecognizable by 2050 because of the over consumption of natural resources.
During the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Sunday, Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund told the gathering that, “By 2050 we will not have a planet left that is recognizable.”
The world’s population keeps growing at a rate that the resources could not keep up with. The UN estimates that the world’s population could reach seven billion this year. The number of people on the planet is expected to reach nine billion by the year 2050 and that is the researchers’ worst nightmare.
The rise in population would put a lot of pressure on the world’s natural resources. The researchers estimate that the number one resource that might be affected as the population swells is the food that would be available to people.
Analysts propose family planning as the only way to put the population of the planet under check. Population in developing countries is expected to climb significantly over the years.
The director of the Initiative in Population Research at Ohio State University, John Casterline, said that, “We want to minimize population growth, and the only viable way to do that is through more effective family planning.”
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