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Question 1 Most people assume that human numbers will stabilize at some point in the future Discuss the conditions which can contribute to the solution of the population explosion - The Population Problem Solution - Let us suppose that the average human being weighs 60 kilograms If thats the case then 100000000000000000000 people would weigh as much as the whole Earth does That number of people is 30000000000000 times as many people as there are living today It may seem to you that the population can go up a long long time before it reaches the point where there are 30000000000000 times as many people as there are today Lets think about that though Let us suppose that the population growth rate stays at 20 per cent so that the number of people in the world continues to double every 35 years How long then will it take for the worlds population to weigh as much as the entire planet The answer is - not quite 1600 years This means that by 3550 AD the human population would weight as much as the entire planet Even if that were possible it wouldnt give us much time If the growth-rate stays at 20 per cent then in a little over 2200 years - say by 4220 AD - the human population would weigh as much as the entire Solar system including the Sun and by about 6700 AD - the human population would weigh as much as the entire Universe The preceding paragraph by Isaac Asimov describes quite alarmingly just how bad the population problem really is that in considerably less time that has passed since the days of Julius Caesar the population will equal in mass of that of the earth Most people assume that human numbers will stabilize at some point in the future Hopefully it will but not without conditions that will contribute to the solution of the population explosion conditions which
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