The World Full In 2250. Mr. J. Holt Schooling, in an article, " When will the World be Full ? " in The Cosmopolitan for July, 1901, of twelve columns, illustrated, sums up his investigations and researches that in 2250 the world will be full. The following is his summary and forecast:
As there are 52,000,000 of square miles of land on the earth, and as we are to consider 1,000 persons to each square mile as the equivalent of the world as being full, it follows that we want a world population of 52,000,000,000 of persons to fill the condition. A glance at the above statement of growth in the world's population shows that the necessary growth from 1,600,000,000 in the year 1900 to the 52,000,000,000 in the year 2250, almost 350 years ahead of the present time, when, as the illustration suggests, it may be necessary to hang out a notice to the effect that the world is full to the utmost limit.
At the present time the density of population in the world is about one and one-half times that of the United States. In the year 2000 the density of the world population will still be considerably under the present density of China or of Spain; in the year 2100, however, this density will be on the track of Germany's present density of population, and will have passed the present density of France; while in the year 2200, the density of the world population will have gone beyond the present high density of Belgium's population; and in the year 2250, there will be 1,000 persons to every square mile of land on the earth, and the world will be full.
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