Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Population will stabilise by 2050 According to Physics

The following report is very interesting and news-worthy but not making the news anywhere, of course. According to RedOrbit, a research team at the Autonomous University of Madrid has predicted that the population of our planet will stabilize around 2050.  This was based upon global population data from 1900 to 2010 and a model “normally used by physicists”. (This sounds scientific and therefore, as we all know, it must be true). RedOrbit continues:

"[The researches team’s] results, published in the journal Simulation, coincide with the United Nation’s (UN) downward forecasts. The UN estimates that the global population in 2100 will be somewhere between the highest estimate of 15.8 billion (high fertility variant) and the lowest estimate of 6.2 billion (low fertility variant). The low estimate is below the current population of 7 billion. The team of researchers from UAM and the CEU-San Pablo University developed a mathematical model that confirms the lower estimate. Additionally, their model predicts a standstill and even a slight drop in global population by the mid-21st century. The UN provided population prospects between 1950 and 2100. The team combined these with mathematical equations used in fields such as condensed matter physics to create their model.”

Read more at Mercator.Net.

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