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Old June 13th, 2013 (12:28 PM).
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    Here's a graph illustrating humanity's exponential growth, starting around 1400

    In today's world you should never have more kids than parents. If you're a lone parent - one kid. If you're a couple - two kids. There are over 7 billion people in the world and swiftly growing. That's my feeling anyway.

    Population density per square KM:

    China's policy issued in the 1980's was able to curtail their growth. They've estimated that, if it wasn't implemented, they'd have an extra 400 million people running around. They currently have 1.3 billion people. China's government believes they'll have successfully reached zero population growth by 2030. Their policy has been one child per urban family, and two children per rural family.

    Good news is that if you live in Canada or to a lesser extent the US, you won't have to worry about overpopulation.

    2050 Population Estimates
    Asia - 5.3 billion
    Africa - 1.8 billion
    Latin America and Caribbean - 809 million
    Europe - 628 million
    Canada + United States - 392 million
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