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“Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.” Stephen Hawking

Motivation Mondays: PLANNING #WorldPopulationDay
Motivation Mondays: PLANNING #WorldPopulationDay

Innovation is all about people. Innovation thrives when the population is diverse, accepting and willing to cooperate. Vivek Wadhwa
Population growth is straining the Earth’s resources to the breaking point, and educating girls is the single most important factor in stabilizing that. That, plus helping women gain political and economic power and safeguarding their reproductive rights. Al Gore

 

On Wednesday, July 11, we will celebrate World Population Day and, as I write this post, we stand at 7.6 billion souls and growing on planet earth. How will our resources provide for the growing numbers? How will we sustain this growth? How will the growing numbers impact our environment, global development goals, and other matters of great concern? Whether we choose to embrace the rest of the world or pretend we are the only ones in it, we will be impacted. Since 1989, when UNDP  created World Population Day in response to the excitement generated by the Day of 5 Billion ( July 11 1987), it hasn’t looked back. It has tackled many issues facing the world from empowerment to education to ending poverty and more. With each new year, our global population continues to explode, our scientific community remains concerned that unless we all get involved in dealing with issues affecting the earth, we will have a hard time making our planet sustainable for us, our children, grandchildren and beyond. Indeed, the alarm is ringing louder as each year passes by and our numbers on the planet increases. What must we do?

Important Facts About World Population Day: It took hundreds of thousands of years for the world population to grow to 1 billion – then in just another 200 years or so, it grew sevenfold. In 2011, the global population reached the 7 billion mark, and today, it stands at about 7.5 billion.
This dramatic growth has been driven largely by increasing numbers of people surviving to reproductive age, and has been accompanied by major changes in fertility rates, increasing urbanization and accelerating migration. These trends will have far-reaching implications for generations to come. World population trends

 

 

“When it comes to the population explosion, there are two questions on the table. One, is our population growth going to kill us all? And two, is there any ethical way to prevent that from happening?” Annalee Newitz

Motivation Mondays: PLANNING #WorldPopulationDay
Motivation Mondays: PLANNING #WorldPopulationDay

By improving health, empowering women, population growth comes down. Bill Gates
With a tree, all the growth takes place at the growing tips. Humanity is exactly the same. All the growth takes place in the growing tip: among that one percent of the population. It’s made up of pioneers, the beginners. That’s where the action is. Abraham Maslow

 

In 2018, the theme for World Population Day  is Family Planning is a Human Right. As per the UN, this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning was, for the first time, globally affirmed to be a human right. It is a very important theme because we live on a planet that, while abundant in many ways, has  finite resources for the ever exploding population growth  we are experiencing globally.  Some of the discussions on the subject suggest that giving women freedom to their reproductive rights, an equitable education and full knowledge of the nine standards to upholding their right to family planning** would make a tremendous impact. When we are able to provide adequate healthcare and family planning options to the 214 million women in the world who need it, we are helping each other stay healthy, raise families we can feed, educate and support, and we are helping reduce infant mortality rates in poverty stricken areas where the survival rate for babies and young mothers are terrible. But we need collaborative and comprehensive action that is humane and ethical.

In essence, the nine standards can be explained as thus:**Nine standards to uphold the human right to family planning must be Non-discriminatory, Available, Accessible, Acceptable, Good quality, Encourage Informed decision-making, Offer Privacy and confidentiality, Invite Participation and Have Accountability. If all member states honor the tenets of these nine recommendations, we will be on the road to containing the explosion.  Two other important considerations are the questions raised by Annalee Newitz: Is our population growth going to kill us all? Potentially yes… If we don’t take control of the explosion by offering planning options to families, better education, and finding ways to increase the development of a greener environment, we will perish.  Is there any ethical way to prevent that from happening? Yes, read the answer to #1 and the entire post. There are humane efforts member nations can make to ensure we deliver a sustainable and safe planet to our children; it begins with us, our attitudes towards consumption, procreation, and managing our planet for all on it.  Without sensible  decision-making by our leaders, we will create and leave an untenable legacy for our kids.

 

World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987. By resolution 45/216 of December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly decided to continue observing World Population Day to enhance awareness of population issues, including their relations to the environment and development.
READ: Tracking Global Progress in Family Planning

 

 

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JUNE

06/03   –  05 World Environment  Day, 06, D Day, 08 National Best Friend Day,
06/10   –  13 St Anthony,  15 Eid al-Fitr,
06/17  –   17 Father’s Day, 18 Int’l. Picnic Day, MTV Movie Awards 19 Juneteenth, 20 World Refugee Day, 21 Summer Solstice, Int’l. Yoga Day, World Music Day
06/24   –  24 St John the Baptist, 26 Day against Drug Abuse/Illicit Trafficking

JULY

07/01   –  TBD 04, Independence Day
07/08   – 11  World Population Day, 14 Bastille Day
07/15  – 15 National Ice cream Day, 18 Nelson Mandela Day
07/22   – 22 Parents Day,
07/29 –  30 International Day of Friendship, Day against Trafficking,

 

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“The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.” Thomas Malthus

Motivation Mondays: PLANNING #WorldPopulationDay
Motivation Mondays: PLANNING #WorldPopulationDay
Motivation Mondays: PLANNING #WorldPopulationDay
Motivation Mondays: PLANNING #WorldPopulationDay

 

Close to a billion people – one-eighth of the world’s population – still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve. Jonathan Sacks
There can be no peace in the world so long as a large proportion of the population lack the necessities of life and believe that a change of the political and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based on world plenty. John Boyd Orr

 

What 10 things do we need to know about World Population?  When I think of our world population, I imagine a world so diverse and culturally rich that it saddens me to read that so many live in poverty. How could we live in an abundantly blessed world (in some aspects) and children still go to bed hungry; even here in the US? Hunger and poverty remain a sad but persistent problem for families in rural areas and it is a tragedy that this is the cases in countries around the world.  If we would all consume only what we need and learn to share with others without an agenda, we would be on the road to ending world hunger by 2020.

What other points do you know about our world population? Did you know that there are:
1. more young people in the world than ever before…
2. more women in sub-Saharan Africa who are as likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth as women in nineteenth-century England…
3. 225 million women in developing countries who need access to modern contraceptives and millions more who get no prenatal care…
4. more Child marriages every year; it remains widespread; around 37,000 child marriages take place each day around the world…
5. many complications in pregnancy and childbirth and they are the 2nd leading killers of adolescent girls in developing countries…
6. over 7 billion on this planet and by the end of the 21st C, our global population could be as high as 17 billion…
7. fewer HIV-related deaths among adults; it’s down by 35% but the % has gone up for adolescents…
8. millions of preteen girls still experience FGM? If not stopped, about 15 million girls between ages 15 and 19 will be subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) between now and 2030…
9. millions migrating across borders globally every year and Migration will continue to grow; in 2013, 232 million people were international migrants and in 2017, there were 258 million international migrants
10. urbanization explosions globally. More than 50% of the world is urbanized and the trend will continue; the implications are huge especially the impact on greening, consumption/waste disposal and the spread of disease…

 

2018 theme: Family Planning is a Human Right.  World Population Day, 11 July, This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning was, for the first time, globally affirmed to be a human right. The conference’s outcome document, known as the Teheran Proclamation, stated unequivocally: “Parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.”  Additional Language included this: Women and girls have the right to avoid the exhaustion, depletion and danger of too many pregnancies, too close together. Men and women have the right to choose when and how often to embrace parenthood — if at all. Every individual has the human right to determine the direction and scope of his or her future in this fundamental way. World Population Day
READ: The International Migration Report 2017 (Highlights)

 

 

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  • When you consider the statistics of over 7 billion people now and 6 of these being growth in just the past 200 years – plus 1 billion close to starvation – there is little wonder we have a world population day to raise awareness. The rate we are growing and the resulting implications are truly frightening. Definitely education together with female empowerment has to be key in us collectively working through this massive problem.

  • I had no idea there was such a thing as world population day. That’s a crazy amount of people in the world x

  • This is such a great post and it is really an interesting thing to talk about this perfect for the US issue today that their fertility rate are decreasing. Is it really a big deal in a powerful country? Maybe they just learned how to plan for them to have a good life not only for them but also for their future kids.

  • That’s so scary. I sometimes wonder if it is just in our human nature to survive at all costs, even if it costs us our planet and our futures. Aaaaai, some serious food for thought here.

  • Wow! I’ve never known that there was a world population day. It seems like a pretty big day that all 7.2 billion of should be aware of. Thank you for sharing!

  • I have never knew that World Population Day exist and I think this post gives us a lot of information about the importance, the positive and negative effect of a having a big and small population.

  • I remember a quote after reading your article: “You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer.”

  • I have a good lesson on world population issue from this post. It did educate me from the scratch and help me to undestand such issue.

  • Such an amazing and inspiring quotes. It’s always great to read your blog 🙂

  • This post raises an excellent point. We are going down an unsustainable path and need to work together for a solution. Love the quotes used!

  • I had never heard of this day before! and yet here you are giving me positivity once again. Loving this post as always

  • A well timed posted for me and i contemplate my next blogging step… Considering taking a step away from the blogosphere for a while.

  • Family planning is an issue that should definitely addressed. It’s sad that a lot of Filipinos still find this concept a taboo. 🙁

  • I’m afraid the development of artificial intelligence is even more of a threat to the human race…I mean it really seems like we’re going into a deadlock here…

  • This is so important! Having more kids than you can take care of and not receiving proper prenatal care should never be problems a woman has to face.

  • Population is growing which means we consume more and more. I think it’s a great moment to think if need all of those ‘extra’ we often find ourselves craving for. Being mindful is a key and I mean being mindful in everything

  • This is so thoughtful and interesting post. I agree with ‘consume only what we need and learn to share with others’, with so much of population not able to get their basic needs fulfilled, we should be aware and help in any way we can.

  • I love this post. It’s a reminder of how good we have it here in in America when you think of things like infant and maternal mortality rates in other countries.

  • I had no clue there was a world population day! I am glad I follow along with your posts or I would miss out on tons of cool holidays! Very intriguing facts for sure!

  • Important facts here. Family planning is a human right. It is so important. Shocking to see many women still dying from child brith especially in Africa.

  • I haven’t heard of world population day before but I love that there is a special day for just about anything these days! This is a great way to raise awareness of the world’s population and the importance of conserving our world too.

  • It is so sad to read the statistics about how many FGM and child marriages are still performed throughout the world. Unfortunately, this is the what an entire culture believes to be right…How can we change an entire culture’s way of thinking?

  • A very well descriptive post as usual. It hurts me when I think about world population. I would like to know further that how to share motivational quotes as you have mentioned earlier.

  • Hopefully we as a population can work towards leaving the world a better place, so that generations on can enjoy it too.

  • This is such a perfect timing for me to read this article because I’ve read that some countries having problems with their low population rate same with having a large population. But I think people are now learning to control and planning in making their own child/ family.

  • Population growth is definitely an interesting statistic to look at. There are so many factors that play into the rate of the growth.

  • This is some pretty amazing information. I never realized that so many people were into this day.

  • The theme of family planning as a human right is more pertinent than ever. Even in the U.S. with talk of the SCOTUS nominee, there is a lot of concern that Roe v. Wade will be overturned. It’s very scary to think about. Also, the facts you included are so important for everyone to be aware of.

  • I am glad that family planning is now considered as human rights. It is so important for a woman to care for their reproductive health and assure that once they give birth they were able to feed and give a good life for their child.

  • This is a very important an delicate subject! I am glad that you address it from such a positive point of view.

  • So much food for thought! It is too easy not to consider these things x

  • it does sadden me to see that most live in poverty and hungry. i hope we humans unite to provide innovative ideas to overcome the challenges ahead

  • The sad part is we live in India where the population is exploding! We really need people to educate the masses

  • Indeed population is exploding, there has to be some curbs but even I’m not sure how much things can be ethical in this way. Rather, I also feel, it varies basis country to country, resources, financial conditions and lot more things

  • Currently, there are more young people than older ones and again, the rate of population growth is so high as compared to what the earth can provide for its people so yes, family planning has to be put into consideration here.

  • This is such an informative post! I had no idea it was World Population Day today! -Tonya Tardiff

  • We should pay more attention and address this issue of child marriage. The statistics are growing at an alarming rate!

  • if we started treating well our planet, his could feed healthly twice the present population. celebrating the world population is a way to understand it’s not a matter of numbers but of how even a few people can be detrimental to the hearth

  • Whew! I ever thought that there was a World Population Day – but definitely this is a good to know. Being aware is being responsible.

  • It truly is incredible to think about how many people are on this earth. I definitely don’t think about it enough because I tend to live in my little bubble, ha. That being said, after reading your population statistics, I feel as though I need to pay far more attention!

  • I always believe that parents should be responsible in creating their family. They should consider the comfort of their other kids before deciding to have a new bundle of joy.

  • I wasn’t aware about a day like this. It’s really important that we raise awareness on this because it affects the whole world. Being concerned about population means being concerned about the well being of the people who are currently living their lives, struggling about not having enough work available, or not being able to put food on the table. Such an important day to educate people about family planning and more.

  • I give a lot of thought to this issue… It’s hard for me not to get too political in my opinions about it – but that’s one of the challenges, I feel. People stop working together for the common good because they’re too busy saying who is right and who is wrong. It bums me out.

  • I have never heard of World Population Day before. Good day to celebrate for sure.

  • I really don’t believe that population growth is going to kill us all. I believe people who make ignorant and selfish decisions will do that. The rapid growth of the human population is incredible. I think people need to be more educated about how to sustain our natural resources and take care of the planet given the explosive growth.

  • What a great read. I have learnt so much by stopping by here today. I never knew a lot of the things you shared here, thank you.

  • I don’t have any children but have seen how the education of the female population has changed the size and dynamic of families in my own community. In my experience, when women are educated about their productive rights and options and have control over their reproductive choices they choose to have smaller families. However, in my own extended family I have noticed that the the opposite seems to be true when the family disposable income increases to a point where money is no longer a limiting factor.

  • I can’t believe that family planning has been a human right for half a century and yet it’s still a huge problem. It’s a super important initiative that I think needs more attention!

  • Wow I have never heard about this. Thank you for sharing and opening my eyes to world population day.

  • The numbers and their movement upwards is really scary. I believe something does need to be done about it but it takes carful planning and guts on the part of the government to implement any worthwhile campaign.

  • I still am shocked at how many kids go to bed hungry, it’s so sad. In a world where we have so many leftovers and extras, there must be a way to help us work together!

  • Your post are always filled with interesting facts and I just want to also say thank you for the inspiring messages behind them! Never knew about World population day, I got a free slurpee though!

  • I had no idea today was world population day before this post. Man some of those numbers are scary! The child marriages made me want to vomit! We need to do better!

  • Honestly, this is the first time I have heard of World Population Day. It’s nice to celebrate it and our humanity. We are not so different from each other. We live in this beautiful world. 😀

  • The ever exploding population growth we are experiencing globally is quite alarming and it’s good to know that there is an agency which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of this issue. Here in the Philippines, girls as young as 15 or 16 get pregnant. The government must really pay attention to this and also family planning.

  • Wow that is a lot of souls on the earth, I had no real idea. To be honest world population day isn’t something I knew existed x

  • I love the start of the week, but a Motivated Mondays post always gives me a boost for sure x

  • This is very eye-opening. I don’t it’s something that most people think about – especially Americans. I wonder how we will be able to come together to prevent such a tragedy from happening…

  • Thank you for this interesting insight and information to consider. Caring for our world’s resources is very important.

  • Living a sustainable life will be the only we can make the planet last longer. In my country we suffer from too many elder and not enough babies so that’s a thing to consider too!

  • There have been many issues these days. We need to do something. Thank you for your post! You did a thing.

  • Yup. Population control sounds very…odd…almost like eugenics especially when you know that the powers-that-be are referring to particular global demographics or countries. Nevertheless, we should be slowing down population explosion as we barely have resources and habitable land to go round.

  • It’s definitely important to give people from other countries to have access to family planning services. Great reminder with World Population Day.

  • The population is such an interesting topic. And how do we really control it? Such a thing to think about – even if we should or shouldn’t try.

  • Great concern these days.. we youth can initiate steps towards a better and safer future

  • It’s crazy how the world is so over populated and blows my mind to think how we are ever going to get on top of that problem. Surely it’s just going to get worse and worse!

  • So true that a collaborative, humane effort that’s ethical is of utmost importance. Lots of food for thought with family planning.

  • Hm… family planning is an interesting concept and question to discuss. I usually think that planning is something good because it means that you have spent time thinking about the question, pro and con.

  • It is definitely something to think about with more people being born every day. Resources are something that definitely scare me about the population in the world today.

  • That’s a lot of information about the World Population! I totally agree that Family Planning is a Human Right… but I think that people must use ethical methods in preventing overpopulation.

  • Everyday we grows bigger and bigger. Natural disasters are the nature’s way to minimizes the growing population (it hurts but that’s the nature’s way). We should value each life every single day, until we still have time left.

  • Revisited your site so I could show this to my sister to read. She says she does not know where to stand. If we limit the population growth, there would be and “older generation” in the future. If that happens, who will take over the responsibilities of caring for the world and preventing its destruction? If we don’t do something about the fast growing population, it will still lead to destruction!

  • i believe we really need to be responsible parents in order to manage the population. Of course, the help and assistance of the local government and national government is also important

  • Thanks for spreading the word about World Population Day. The 10 facts are so chilling, almost unbelievable for such an advanced world of today. It serves as a great motivator to act.

  • Very interesting facts about the world population I’ve never heard before. We should take care of our planet and each other.

  • I had no idea Wednesday was world population day. I really enjoyed the quotes and poems you picked for your post. Thanks for sharing!

  • this is such an eye opener and thank you so much for sharing about it! its crazy to think how many of us live on this planet and then how many are starving like you said. hopefully we can help change that in the future!

  • Well it’s an interesting topic, it’s a world issue and it’s an important issue for us as human being. It’s an interesting research question too, “will the human population kill us?”

  • “Close to a billion people – one-eighth of the world’s population – still live in hunger” but did you know that nearly one-third of the world’s population is obese or overweight, new data show. SEATTLE—Today, 2.1 billion people. There are two insane extremes.

  • Such informative post! I’m looking forward to other special days, like Parents’ Day! It happens after my birthday!

  • I had never heard of the Nine Standards before, but it was so good to hear and be reminded of these things, thank you!!

  • Wow. Its been that long already? 50 years! I think couples do have the right to plan for a future family. However, I believe that abortion is not a solution to the issue of overpopulation. It would be better to prevent, than to abort a pregnancy.

  • It’s scary to me when thinking about how fast the population is growing and it’s effects on earth! I hope more people care about taking care of our home so it doesn’t give up on us! Great read!!!

  • It saddens me too when I hear people that people live in poverty. It is crazy that we have evolved so much and got our numbers so high, but not found the solution to things like poverty!

  • Very important topic and yet not enough is being done. We as individuals need to contribute to the conversation.

  • I think that the approach to sex should be less nonchalant and more emphasis on the fact that it does, indeed, create another human being. And in the same token of allowing reproductive rights, I think that extends to family like my own that are large, I had one sibling and I wanted to raise my children with a large family, and I do honestly think that is my right. I’ll feed my family and care for them and I’m sure they won’t all have big families, I bet at least one will choose to have no children at all. I think there is so very much to all of this. I think a lot of people are choosing not to have children at all these days,

  • When I was a child, my mother always scolded us when we refused to eat all our food by reminding us that there were other children in Africa who were not that fortunate to have a meal every day.

    I could never imagine or understand these children’s experience, until I saw the images of the Ethiopian famine in 1984. Since then my own country has seen mass migration internally from rural areas with limited prospects, as well as from countries to the north where millions of people have been displaced by famine and war.

    My prayer is that world leaders resolve to prioritise both the access to education as well as family planning for the women in the communities to ensure that they have some control over the outcomes of their lives and that of their children.

  • World population is a great concern which needs to be addressed. Glad you shared a post for it 🙂

  • It’s wonderful that family planning became a human right as it should be! I learned so much reading this blog post thank you so much.

  • It’s one thing to feel that the world’s over-crowded or to know that there’s many people on Earth, but to see the numbers, it is another thing. This is pretty mind-blowing to see the exact numbers

  • Really interesting post, thanks for sharing. I never knew there was a World Population Day, but I don’t follow a lot of UN news. It is an interesting place humanity is coming to.

  • Some of the facts are quite eyes opening! Sad to know that around 37,000 child marriages take place each day around the world!

  • You brought up some great points regarding world population. I definitely think it is a concern in some areas that there are just too many people. It’s important to at least be aware.

  • It shocked me to learn even in the US there are kids still go to be hungry?? I have more insight about World Population.

  • The ability to have options and family planning tools are so important. We definitely should help other poorer communities to have better access to these tools.

  • I didn’t know World Population Day was a thing! I absolutely support the statement that Family Planning is a Human Right.

  • That’s an interesting issue that you’ve raised. There are more and more people claiming that they are unwilling to have children for this particular reason.

  • This world and earth, such a place to live for humankind. Remember that our children will come in for living in the next years. So as Michael Jackson said, let’s make it a better place…

  • Thank you for posting about this. As someone who both works in and obsesses over the health of our planet, this is a huge concern. I hope, going forward, that people are given all the tools they need to plan their families for their own well-being, their children’s well-being, and for the health of our home. <3

  • Thanks for some motivation on a Monday! I found the world population facts really interesting too! Although I don’t know how the world is going to cope with 17 billion people!!

  • I had no idea that there was a world population day…I do believe strongly that women should always have access to birth control and the right to use it if they see fit…

  • I have done my bit in the name of family planning and world population as I do not wish to have any kids. 😀

  • I often seem to learn something new whenever I head to your blog. Wow did not know that there are 7.6 billion people in the world..your questions about us and the available resources got me thinking as well.

  • The ever expanding human population is such a tough discussion. We most certainly need to start conserving our resources more than ever. Every little bit helps. Like you said theres a younger population than ever before we should be harnessing and teaching them where things are headed with our planet.

  • This is such a nice post and I learned a lot from it. You also give some of good and bad points of having a small and huge population most especially when it come to our environment.

    • I wonder if we still can fit to this world? But I guess we will always be fit. No matter what.

    • He’s touched so many lives. His story is so very inspirational. God Bless the legacy he’s left behind.

  • This is one of the most important things that we need to focus on before it gets too late!

  • I didn’t know that this was a holiday! This is really cool, I never really thought about how the population effects us.

  • Such motivating pictures . I really liked the tip “Remember to respect our global resources and share them fairly” . So well said.

  • How interesting. I didn’t realise there was a “World Population Day”. I too can’t believe how quickly the population is growing!

    Ami xxx

  • I absolutely agree with you. Family planning is a big deal. It can go along way in shaping our world. Should never be taken for granted

  • Interesting post! I personally think that we should try to limit the explosion or at least it’s consequences. We can do so by living more ecofriendly lives and also by deciding not to have children ourselves – or have one less at least.

  • Population is shrinking. There is plenty of food to feed everyone if people were so greedy about making money. Our earth has plenty of resources.

  • With the growth of our population we have to learn to keep it healthy and safe as we live and breath here. Some of us take for granted the luxury of our strengths and our ability to maintain a healthy planet.

  • I’ve been a fan of Stephen Hawking for a long time now. In my country, there is a major divide between those who believe we should do something and those who believe that we should let nature take it’s course.

  • It is almost shocking to see the number of the world’s population in print. Just imagine of those billions of people all contributed to making our planet a better place. It would be amazing.

  • There is so much that needs to be talked about when it comes to family planning. Even here

    • There is so much that needs to be talked about when it comes to family planning. Even here in the states my area is leading in child and mother mortality rates. Educating woman on birth is huge.

  • This is an interesting topic and something I never really thought about. I’ve always been concerned about our environment and our overuse of resources. But I never thought about our dear earth overpopulating too.

  • Wow, I had no idea there were THAT many people in the world! These figures are mind-blowing! x

  • What a really great and informative post. It does make you think how big the world really is.

  • When girls get proper education and as women can become independent, they’d have a stronger voice in deciding when and how to become a mother. This singlehandedly can go a long way to change the mindset of our society and reducing the population load on the planet we live…win-win
    – Nandita

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