According to the United Nations in 2050 the world population will be at 9.7 million people. According to Paul R. Elrichan ideal population would entail; Decent wealth and resources for everyone, basic human rights for everyone, Preservation of Cultural diversity, allowance of intellectual, artistic technological creativity, preservation of biodiversity.
Wealth and Resources for Everyone:
“Shouldn't we also ask ourselves what the consequences are of scrambling to provide the "most" of everything to our children in a world of fast dwindling resources? ”- John Taylor Gatto
About 1/3 of foods are wasted worldwide as 1.6 million tons of food is wasted every year. Food prices have doubled in the last decade because of worldwide impacts.
Important food staples for our everyday lives are expected to increase in price by 120 to 180 percent. Last year corn alone rose seventy four percent.
Basic Human Rights for Everyone:
"Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood."- Jimmy Carter.
More that 232 million people migrated who were international migrants elected five destinations to start new lives. Migrants are exposed to abuse and many hate crimes.
According to UNICEF, India has the largest amount of child labors under the age of fourteen. More than twenty eight million are engaged in child labor.
Preservation of Biodiversity
Over exploitation of natural resources, pollution cause invasive species to take over natural biodiversity. Continuation of climate change caused by large populations of humans will destroy biodiversity even more.
"In taking a biodiversity approach to human population growth, our task is to stabilize and then reduce population because it drives the extinction of species, destruction of ecosystems, and production of greenhouse gases."-Anonymous
The World Wildlife Foundation or WWF stated that since 1970 wildlife population has dropped fifty two percent. The increasing population has caused more demands on biodiversity.
Allowance of Intellectual Creativity
2/3 of African's lack access to electricity. Developing countries need more affordable electricity plans and options. Many new human activities have caused a spike in carbon dioxide levels.
As developing countries’ contribution to global emissions grows, population size and growth rates will become significant factors in magnifying the impacts of global warming.”-Sierra Club
With the population growing there has been the highest amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at any point 800,000 years ago.