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COULD THE WORLD’S POPULATION REACH 10 BILLION BY 2050?

Research: ‘The world’s population could be 10 billion in 30 years’

According to a new report published, by 2050, more than 1 billion people may be forced to leave their place of residence due to rapid population growth.

According to the report of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) evaluating the ecological dangers, the world population is expected to increase to 10 billion in 2050. In connection with the increase in population, natural resource conflicts are expected to increase.

Factors threatening the world in the report; food insecurity, water scarcity, population growth and natural disasters such as floods, drought, hurricanes, sea level rise and rising heat.

Other highlights of the report are as follows:

Some countries, including India and China, could be threatened by severe water shortages by 2050.

Up to 1.2 billion people living in endangered regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East may be forced to migrate by 2050.

Last year alone, around 30 million people were forced to flee their homes due to environmental incidents and conflicts.

Steve Killelea, founder of the IEP, noted the followings regarding the report: “This will have huge social and political implications not only for developing countries but also for developed countries. As a result of mass migration, there will be an influx of refugees to most developed countries.”

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