Stats is not my strong point, but I just don’t see the huge spike in population. The type of spike in population growth that will cause a problem.
Media is full of myths and facts. Trying to ‘make heads or tails’ from what I read.
Is overpopulation a problem?
Exposing The Myths
People are hungry because of scarcity, both of food and land.
Scarcity cannot be considered the cause of hunger when even in the worst years of famine there is always plenty of food in the world - enough in grain alone to provide everyone in the world with 3000 to 4000 calories a day, not counting all the beans, root crops, fruits, nuts, vegetables and non grain-fed meat?
And what about land scarcity?
We looked at the most crowded countries in the world to see if we could find a correlation between population density and hunger. We could not. Bangladesh, for example has just half the people per cultivated hectare that Taiwan has. Yet Taiwan has no starvation while people in Bangladesh often experience food shortages. China has more than twice as many people for each cultivated hectare as many other countries. Yet in China people are not hungry.
Conversely, in Central America and in the Caribbean, where as much as 70% of the children are undernourished, at least half of the agricultural land (and the best land) grows crops for export - not food for the local people.