**Author:**

Uitterdijk, Sjaak

**Sub-Category:**

Ecology - Life/Social Sciences

**Date Published:**

October 8, 2018

**Abstract:**

The world population is known through censuses, but up to 1950 only by approximation. The more accurate the past is known, the better the future can be predicted therefrom. The approximations, together with the more precise-looking counts after 1950, are processed into a natural looking curve for the period 1800 up to now. Using the mathematical expression for this curve, predictions can be calculated for the future. In addition an extremely simple model has been realized for the growth of a population. Mutual comparison of the two curves results in interesting conclusions, of which the most important one is that the solution of the climate problem must be sought in the reduction of the world population.

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