It is estimated that come the middle of this century the Earth will likely be home to 9 billion people, that’s an additional 2 billion people consuming ever more resources and leading more technologically complex lives. This additional strain on the planet is sure to either make or break us with regards to how we handle this extra demand.
How will our cities evolve? How do we feed these extra mouths? and what impact will this growth in population have on out environment? Will we as a species be able to engineer our way out of the world climate crisis?
Future demographics are estimated to look quite different from todays. Rockefeller University mathematical biologist Joel Cohen believes that by the year 2050 the majority of people alive will be living in urban areas and the average age will be a lot higher than it is today.
The World In 2050 explores many of these questions in the search for better understanding our future as a species on this world.