15 AMAZING Statistics For 2050!


15th Amazing Statistics For 2050 15. World Population- According to the United
Nations, the current population of the world is at 7.3 billion and is expected to grow
even more. It’s projected to reach 8.5 billion people
by 2030 and by 2050, it’s expected to reach 9.7 billion. China and India are currently the world’s
two largest countries. Each country has more than a population of
1 billion, but surprisingly India is expected to exceed China’s population. India’s population is projected to have
40 million total, and China is expected to increase by 25 million people. According to Pew Research, America is also
likely to increase in size faster than East Asian and European countries. By 2050, the U.S is estimated to grow by 89
million people. The Pew Research organization also predicts
that Germany, Japan, and Russia will decrease their population by 10%. 14. Environment Forecasts- A few years ago the
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development painted a depressing picture of
what is happening to life on Earth if we don’t take action to preserve nature. At least one-third of global biodiversity
has already been defunct with further loss expected to increase by 2050. Forecasts like these are probably well known
among those who activists or aware of environmental issues, but aside from damaging the environment,
we are also killing ourselves in the process. Let’s take this as a warning that we should
try to raise awareness and be diligent in our efforts to conserve our planet for many
years to come. 13. Animal Extinction- With climate change expecting
to steer a quarter of plants and land animals into extinction 1 in 10 plant and animals
expected to be gone in the next 30 years, research shows that if we don’t decrease
emissions, this drastic action could lead to more extinction in the next decade. The emission of greenhouse gases, made particularly
by the U.S is escalating the situation. If humanity continues to burn coal, gas, oil
at this rate, up to one-third of all life forms will be lost by 2050. 12. Food of the Future- The world is demanding
more meat every single day, and the request for meat and protein is estimated to increase
up to 80% by 2050. However, with such a growing market, humanity
could face a protein deficit if we don’t change our eating habits now. Beef burgers or in-vitro could be the world’s
alternative solution to meet these requirements. Scientists first cultivated in-vitro meat
back in 2013. Researchers took muscle cells from a cow and
grew it in rings inside a nutrient solution. It costs around $385,000 to produce. But urban farming looks very likely as green
space is becoming insufficient. 11. Vehicle Numbers- The International Transport
Forum predict the global car count could reach 2.5 billion by 2050. The market eruption in China plays a significant
factor in overall vehicle population growth, with a total of 16.8 vehicles in operation. Currently, the world creates 87 million oil
barrels per day and with 2 billion or more cars on the planet, we would need at least
120 million bpd. After all, transportation accounts for 23%
of the globe’s greenhouse gas discharge so if consumers keep buying cars, then vehicle
use and fuel efficiency must be managed. 10. Family Diversity- Over the past several decades
America has grown ethnically, and the trend is continuing to increase. A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center
discovered that Americans aged 18 to 29 support interracial relationships, making it an all
time high. The Census Bureau predicts by 2050 approximately
86 million people will be of mixed race. But surprisingly the birth for unmarried mothers
have decreased for the first time in years. The average American family is also expected
to downsize as millennials are having only one or two babies or none at all. The number women are also increasing in the
workplace, approximately 70% of mothers with young children contribute to a major portion
of the workforce. It is also common for dads to stay home with
the kids instead of staying at the office, this surge is likely to increase in the future
as well. 9. Mental Illness and Diseases- The projection
of sickness and mental illnesses are alarming to United States health officials who say
these increasing numbers call for interventions if these numbers keep on rising. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of
death in America as well as the fifth leading cause among seniors who are 65 years or older. By 2050, this number is estimated to double
due to the aging of the population. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
also reports that by 2050 1 in 3 people could have type 2 diabetes. With 1 in 10 Americans with Type 2 diabetes,
these numbers could also double if not triple in the next thirty years. 8. Food Shortages- A growing population means
an increase for food and water. The United Nation, Food, and Agriculture Organization
stated to provide for a population of 9 billion in 2050; the globe will need to expand its
food productivity. The FAO also predicts by 2050 the demand for
food will lead to an additional 70 million hectares being turned into agricultural land. Agricultural scientists are aware of how to
prevent the disastrous effects of fertilizer use. But this means problems when it comes to obtaining
the proper education and technology to make these changes and available for those who
need it. 7. Oldest and Youngest People- The rest of the
world is graying faster than the United States. In 2010, the global median age was expected
to be people who are 37 to 40 years old in 2050. By then the majority of people from Germany,
Japan, and South Korea are estimated to be older than fifty years old. Plus several Latin American countries, who
are younger than the United States will be older than America by 2050. Many countries including the United States
are also expected to see the share of their residents who are 60 or older exceed the percentage
that is younger than 15 by the middle of the century. 6. Space Exploration- In the U.S. many Americans
are hopeful and optimistic about the possibilities of more space exploration. Back in 2010, the Smithsonian magazine and
Pew Research conducted a survey. They found that 63% of people expected astronauts
to reach Mars and 53% of Americans believed that by 2050 ordinary citizens would be able
to travel in space. The United States government is currently
developed methods and negotiating on how space exploration should be conducted shortly. Several space agencies are focusing on their
directives and objectives and believe the possibility of at least one manned mission
to Mars is an opportunity of 2050. 5. Minorities will be the Majority- According
to the U.S. Census Bureau by 2050, the minorities will be the majority in the United States. The Census Bureau’s chief states that higher
fertility is one factor as well as immigration. Among those groups to rise in numbers will
be the Hispanic population. By then, it is estimated 62% of the America’s
children will be minorities and of that 39 % are estimated to be Hispanic. Native Americans are expected to rise by 2%,
and Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians are also predicted to double, from 1.1 million
to 2.6 million. Plus, many Americans identify themselves as
a mixed raced, and these numbers are also expected to double if not triple in the next
several years. 4. Ocean Loss- The World Economic Forum predicted
that the planet’s oceans would be filled with plastic packaging rather than fish by
2050. The forums research found that 32% of plastic
materials winds up in collection systems and with the use of plastics have increased in
the past 30 years; this means that the ocean’s wildlife is threatened. In fact, the world could face a possibility
of an ocean without fish by 2050 due to the effects of restructuring the fishing industry
as well. With many countries relying heavily on fishing
to survive, there is an increase in the fishing market but no the stock of fishing capacity. 3. Solar Power could potentially be the globe’s
biggest energy source as turning the sun’s bright rays into power is become cheaper and
readily available. Back in 1972, it cost $75 per watt for the
average consumer. However today it’s relatively inexpensive,
and by 2050, solar power could produce 27% of the planet’s energy. According to research conducted by the International
Energy Agency, this would make it the world’s largest source of electricity. If this does occur in the near future, the
collaboration of emissions savings could offset about six billion tons of carbon dioxide each
year. This is roughly equal to all current carbon
emission from the United States energy sector. 2. Existing Jobs?- When most people think of
2050, they imagine robots and a futuristic job market. According to Oxford University economists,
they believe 40% of job roles will be taken over by automation, and the future of work
will be multifaceted and fast paced. This means future workers needs to be highly
functional and adaptable in any environment. Workers must be able to juggle two or three
roles at a time, so education will play a prominent role in aiding people to develop
the proper skills. For many businesses, this means being updated
on the newest technological advances. People need to start working better and faster
in a digital environment, and it might be a cheaper option to employ robots instead
of humans. Not only will robots be efficient when it
comes to productivity but it reduces accidents and saves time. But then what kind of jobs will be available
for humans in the future? 1. Immortality Possibility- The thought of being
immortal is something only humans can dream of. To evade death would be playing God and the
opportunity to obtain some fountain of youth seems like millions of years away. Or is it? In fact, Google’s director of engineering
suggests the ability to transfer the human mind to a computer program could be possible
by 2050. This is a phenomenon called “The Singularity”
which showcases the moment when technological advancement would have exceeded the human
brainpower.

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