Thermogeddon: When the Earth gets too hot for humans.
According to a recent study, parts of the Earth could start to become uninhabitable within a century. Surely it cannot be true?
IT IS the late 23rd century. Houston, Tel Aviv, Shanghai and many other once-bustling cities are ghost towns. No one lives in Louisiana or Florida anymore, and vast swathes of Africa, China, Brazil, India and Australia are no-go zones, too. That’s because in all of these places it gets hot and humid enough to kill anyone who cannot find an air-conditioned shelter.
How fast is the world population growing?
Population in the world is currently growing at a rate of around 1.15 % per year. The average annual population change is currently estimated at over 77 million.
Annual growth rate reached its peak in the late 1960s, when it was at 2% and above. The rate of increase has therefore almost halved since its peak of 2.19 percent, which was reached in 1963, to the current 1.15%.