10 Billion population project
By: Nicole I
Effects on resources
Not only does the U.S use a lot of the world oil, but China uses more than the U.S and Japan combined. We use oil for transportation and if we continue to use it at the rate were going, there will soon be no more, so adding 3 billion more people to the worlds population would increase the rate of how much we already use.
The U.S houses less than 5 percent of the world population. The average person should own 4.4 acres of land to be able to live, but the average American uses 20 acres. If everyone in the world decided to live like the average American we would need at least 3 more earths. So if the world reach 10 billion the amount of acres a person would receive would have to be less than what an average person receives.
Food and Phosphorus: Since phosphate is already running low and because it a significant part of growing food if the population increases phosphate will decrease and soon there will be no more.
Water: water is already looking scarce and some places have none and if the population continues to increase we will have no choice but to limit water intake