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Political Science
Political Science 2231E
Erika Simpson

1Lecture 12 World Population Growth Population Movements Immigration and Refugee Policy World Population Movement 6 billion and Multiplying Every time the second hand on your watch ticksand it ticks 60 times a minute 3600 times an hour 86400 times a day3 babies are born into the world Thats more than a quartermillion babies a day Thats more than 100 million babies a year Thats equal to adding another China to the worlds family in this decade aloneand China already has as many people as Europe North America and South America combinedUnited Nations demographic projections suggest a world population of between 75 and 83 billion people by 2025 Compare this to the current 65 billion peopleBased on different assumptions about total fertility rate the global population was projected to stabilize by the end of the 21st century at anywhere between eight and 15 billion people or at a much higher level according to the worst case scenario Global population is now increasing as much every year as it did in a whole century for most of the thousand centuries weve on earthGlobal population now increases as much every 3 days as it did in a whole century for most of the thousand cent
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