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Human population growth is one of the any issues facing our planet. How will we feed, cloth, and shelter an increasing number of people when we already fail to provide basic needs for all of the world’s 7.1 billion people? Then there is human rights, education, social justice, equality, health care,religious/spiritual fulfillment…the list goes on.

The United States may have a very low birthrate of about 13.66 births per 1,000 population (147th in the world) but an even lower death rate (89th at 8.39 per 1,000 population) and a high migration rate (29th at 3.64 per 1,000 population) ensures our population continues to grow at about 1% per year. Although low compared to a handful of countries in the 3% and even 4% range, it is still growth (CIA). How will we continue to support our current population and all these new people? Check out the United States Population Clock.