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The population on planet Earth now reaches the figure of eight billion humans, Are our resources threatened?

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The population on planet Earth now reaches the figure of eight billion humans. But are the planet's resources capable of meeting the overconsumption of some of its inhabitants?

November 15th is a new milestone for human life, where the population of the Earth has reached eight billion humans. The majority of experts have the opinion that the big problem is not in the population figures, but the level of resource consumption that is too excessive by some of the wealthiest citizens on the planet.

"Eight billion people, this is an important milestone for humanity," said UN Population Body chief Natalia Kanem, who also said there was an increase in the desire for life and the number of maternal and child deaths was getting smaller.

"However, I know this event is unlikely to be celebrated by everyone. Some say it's sad if our world is overcrowded. In my opinion, the number of human lives is not an argument for us to be afraid."

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Many experts have the opinion that the density of the Earth's community today is not the core issue. Instead of concentrating on fear because of excess citizens, they put the topic of overconsumption of resources by some of the wealthiest actors on the planet first.

"Most of this is for whom, too much of this for what? When you ask me, am I overdoing it? I don't think so," Joel Cohen of the Rockefeller Campus Community Laboratory told AFP media.

Cohen added that the question of how many people can be supported by Earth has two facets, namely in terms of natural boundaries and human options.

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'Stupid and greedy'

Humans are increasingly choosing to consume the Earth's natural resources, such as forests and land, over the resources that the planet can regenerate each year.

As with excessive consumption of fossil fuels, it has resulted in more and more carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere and is responsible for global warming.

Humans need biocapacity around 1.75 Earth to meet the needs of more continuous communities, according to the Global Footprint Network and WWF.

The latest UN weather report says that the development of the earth's citizens is one of the specific triggers for the increasing impact of greenhouse gases. But apparently, the number of people's development only plays a smaller role than the economic progress on the planet.

"We're stupid. We don't have far-sighted visions. We are greedy. We don't use the info we have. Therein lies the options and the problem," Cohen said.

However, Cohen dismissed the idea that humans are vows on the planet. He even explained that humans could potentially choose a better option.

"Our impact on this planet is more about our attitude than our numbers," said Jennifer Sciubba, a researcher at the Wilson Center.

"It's really lazy and so devastating to keep coming back to (the topic of) excess citizens," Sciubba said. He has an opinion that this allows actors in some of the rich countries that consume the most of the earth's resources, to always blame the suffering of the planet on some developing countries with their fairly high community development rates.

"In reality, it's about us. It's about me and you, the air conditioning I feel, the pool I have outside (the house), and the meat I eat at night, which results in more and more damage."

According to WWF, if all the people on the planet live like Indian society, we need the ability of 0.8 Earth per year. And, if all humans consume like the people of the United States, instead we need five planets Earth in one year.

The UN predicts that the planet could become home to 9.7 billion people by 2050.

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Birth rate regulation

One of the difficult questions that exists when reviewing population problems is about regulating the birth rate. Even for the majority who believe that if the Earth needs to lower its population figures, it still insists on protecting the rights of women.

NGO Population Matters Executive Director Robin Maynard explained that it requires a reduction in population numbers, but "only in a positive, voluntary, and still respectful way of rights" and not "a heartbreaking example" of such population regulation efforts.

The NGO Project Drawdown suggests improving teaching and family planning programs as part of the top 100 solutions to stop global warming.

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"A smaller population with a continuous level of consumption, will reduce the desire for energy, transportation, materials, food, and natural resources."

Vanessa Perez of the World Resources Institute argues that "every person born on this planet puts additional emphasis on the planet."

"This is the most difficult issue," Perez said. He added that citizens of the earth should dismiss "the idea that elite groups have captured this story and explained that we need to limit the development of citizens in the South."

Perez believes the very interesting discussion is not about the number of citizens, but "distribution and equity."

Cohen pointed out that even though we currently produce enough food supplies for eight billion people, there are still another 800 million who are "acutely deficiently deficient."

"This idea of 'exaggeration' avoids a more difficult problem: do we use our knowledge to make today's human population as healthier, productive, happy, peaceful, and prosperous as we can?"

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