New York, United States: 20+ million people.
Lagos, Nigeria: 32+ million people.
Tokyo, Japan: one of the world’s most populous city with about 35 million residents.
Delhi, Paris, London, Los Angeles, Rome, Cairo, Luanda…
The world population is increasing every second.
By 2025, the world population will be over 8 billion people.
Around 2040 it could hit 9 billion and by 2100, it could reach a massive number of 11 billion people.
Even as I’m writing this post, we’re already 7 billion and counting.
Basically, the world’s population today is about 200,000 people larger than yesterday.
Every year we extract 55 billion tons of biomass, fossil energy, metal, and minerals from the earth. This is almost 10 tons for every person in the world. And for some of us over here in the western world, this number is much higher.
Every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste. Basically, If all this waste was put on trucks they would go around the world 24 times.