Image: Gilles Pison, Population & Societies, N°604, INED, October 2022. Data source: United Nations.
In 2022, the world population will reach an impressive figure of 8 billion people. But what does this mean for the planet and for us human beings?
For starters, it means that there are more and more of us on Earth. This can be a good thing because it means we have more people to share ideas, cultures and experiences. However, it can also be a source of pressure on the planet's resources, such as water, food and energy.
If we continue to consume the planet's resources at a breakneck pace without thinking about the future, we risk depleting those resources for future generations. That's why it's important to take care of the planet and look for ways to live more sustainably.
There are many ways to live more sustainably, such as reducing water and energy consumption, recycling and reusing objects, using environmentally friendly transport such as cycling or public transport, and eating local and organic foods. .
Ultimately, population growth can be a good thing, but it also comes with a great responsibility to take care of the planet and live sustainably. By working together, we can build a better future for everyone, humans and animals, and for the planet.