40 Years since "Population Explosion"

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“Children listening to a talk at a mobile health unit at Lorma, San Fernando la Union. The World Health Organization (WHO) has participated in the development of several health projects in the Philippines through its regional office in Manila. 1972.

01 January 1972. San Fernando la Union, Philippines”

 

Population Doubles but ...

Above is text as well as UN Photo dated 1972. From that year the globe’s population has approximately doubled. The consequences for the globe’s citizens one can argue have been mixed from 1972- 2012. Much of the debate today regarding population, contraceptives and global health appears very similar to that from 40 years earlier. Ironically, the Philippines is involved now in contentious population control/contraceptive debate. However, it is the Earth that has borne the brunt of the “population explosion” – the term climate change had not even gained currency in diplomatic and/or popular culture discourse 4 decades earlier.

 

Below is World Population Estimate from US Bureau of Statistics (which differs slightly from UN estimate).

Year
Population
Average annual growth rate (%)
Average annual population change
1950 2,555,982,611 
1.47 
37,768,237
1951  2,593,750,848 
1.61 
42,042,862
1952  2,635,793,710 
1.70 
45,320,983
1953  2,681,114,693 
1.77 
47,842,880
1954  2,728,957,573 
1.86 
51,339,043
       
1955  2,780,296,616 
1.88 
52,854,158
1956  2,833,150,774 
1.95 
55,718,773
1957  2,888,869,547 
1.93 
56,393,986
1958  2,945,263,533 
1.76 
52,218,932
1959  2,997,482,465 
1.39 
41,951,479
       
1960  3,039,433,944 
1.33 
40,629,803
1961  3,080,063,747 
1.80 
56,018,983
1962  3,136,082,730 
2.19 
69,405,494
1963  3,205,488,224 
2.19 
71,002,977
1964  3,276,491,201 
2.08 
68,918,678
       
1965  3,345,409,879 
2.07 
70,135,995
1966  3,415,545,874 
2.02 
69,649,013
1967  3,485,194,887 
2.04 
71,751,266
1968  3,556,946,153 
2.07 
74,532,014
1969  3,631,478,167 
2.05 
75,123,281
       
1970  3,706,601,448 
2.07 
77,395,382
1971  3,783,996,830 
2.01 
76,793,114
1972  3,860,789,944 
1.96 
76,389,273
1973  3,937,179,217 
1.91 
75,725,073
1974  4,012,904,290 
1.81 
73,483,375
       
1975 4,086,387,665 
1.75 
72,049,425
1976  4,158,437,090 
1.72 
72,331,131
1977  4,230,768,221 
1.69 
72,268,962
1978  4,303,037,183 
1.73 
75,188,498
1979  4,378,225,681 
1.71 
75,638,139
       
1980  4,453,863,820 
1.69 
76,035,404
1981  4,529,899,224 
1.75 
80,163,373
1982  4,610,062,597 
1.73 
80,244,759
1983  4,690,307,356 
1.68 
79,323,181
1984  4,769,630,537 
1.68 
80,594,461
       
1985  4,850,224,998 
1.68 
82,355,074
1986  4,932,580,072 
1.72 
85,713,224
1987  5,018,293,296 
1.71 
86,343,509
1988  5,104,636,805 
1.67 
86,061,173
1989  5,190,697,978 
1.66 
87,027,432
       
1990  5,277,725,410 
1.56 
82,903,255
1991  5,360,628,665 
1.54 
83,112,161
1992  5,443,740,826 
1.50 
82,013,172
1993  5,525,753,998 
1.45 
80,584,690
1994  5,606,338,688 
1.43 
80,672,638
       
1995  5,687,011,326 
1.39 
79,424,294
1996  5,766,435,620 
1.39 
80,435,809
1997  5,846,871,429 
1.34 
78,899,442
1998  5,925,770,871 
1.31 
78,001,123
1999  6,003,771,994 
1.28 
77,230,943
       
2000  6,081,002,937 
1.25 
76,753,814
2001  6,157,756,751 
1.24 
76,520,745
2002  6,234,277,496 
1.22 
76,271,568
2003  6,310,549,064 
1.20 
75,993,822
2004  6,386,542,886 
1.18 
75,638,540
       
2005  6,462,181,426 
1.16 
75,478,997
2006  6,537,660,423 
1.15 
75,561,947
2007  6,613,222,370 
1.14 
75,666,070
2008  6,688,888,440 
1.13 
75,761,868
2009  6,764,650,308 
1.11 
75,772,948
       
2010  6,840,423,256 
1.10 
75,755,042
2011  6,916,178,298 
1.09 
75,622,621
2012  6,991,800,919 
1.07 
75,164,045
2013  7,066,964,964 
1.05 
74,468,973
2014  7,141,433,937 
1.03 
73,604,414
       
2015  7,215,038,351 
1.00 
72,747,545
2016  7,287,785,896 
0.98 
71,952,940
2017  7,359,738,836 
0.96 
71,088,531
2018  7,430,827,367 
0.94 
70,179,131
2019  7,501,006,498 
0.92 
69,208,946
       
2020  7,570,215,444 
0.90 
68,403,637
2021  7,638,619,081 
0.88 
67,761,184
2022  7,706,380,265 
0.87 
67,032,267
2023  7,773,412,532 
0.85 
66,280,271
2024  7,839,692,803 
0.83 
65,515,814
       
2025  7,905,208,617 
0.82 
64,887,452
2026  7,970,096,069 
0.80 
64,391,358
2027  8,034,487,427 
0.79 
63,850,629
2028  8,098,338,056 
0.78 
63,326,564
2029  8,161,664,620 
0.77 
62,837,502
       
2030  8,224,502,122 
0.76 
62,407,650
2031  8,286,909,772 
0.75 
61,984,643
2032  8,348,894,415 
0.73 
61,437,162
2033  8,410,331,577 
0.72 
60,846,930
2034  8,471,178,507 
0.71 
60,249,755
       
2035  8,531,428,262 
0.70
59,603,503
2036  8,591,031,765 
0.68 
58,850,482
2037  8,649,882,247 
0.67 
57,857,590
2038  8,707,739,837 
0.65 
56,748,673
2039  8,764,488,510 
0.63 
55,671,500
       
2040  8,820,160,010 
0.62 
54,564,430
2041  8,874,724,440 
0.60 
53,400,952
2042  8,928,125,392 
0.58 
52,118,097
2043  8,980,243,489 
0.56 
50,792,416
2044  9,031,035,905 
0.55 
49,544,606
       
2045  9,080,580,511 
0.53 
48,328,264
2046  9,128,908,775 
0.51 
47,094,361
2047  9,176,003,136 
0.50 
45,729,012
2048  9,221,732,148 
0.48 
44,309,707
2049  9,266,041,855 
0.46 
43,009,684
       
2050  9,309,051,539    

 

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