on the Ground
Resources: Now and for the Future
363 000 people were born
154 000 died
World population increased by 209 000
Annual world population increase:
2008 77 M, 2009 80 M, 2010 78 M, 2011 76
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area still available for food production has been greatly
overestimated, and most of the remaining land is already
under necessary uses. There are currently 900 million undernourished
people, with recurrent famines. To prevent this situation
from deteriorating further will require a greatly increased
commitment by governments. But unless accompanied by measures
to reduce population growth, even such increased efforts
may not be enough."