Population Speech And Speech

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Did you know that in the 1900’s the population was under 2 billion? Since then the population has gone up over 5 billion. This speech addresses the topic of population. Population increase is an issue to society. It is important to study and be aware of. We all hear about the concerns of population growth. Does it really matter to us? I’m going to tell you during this speech why we should care. According to the UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs), the current population of the world is 7.4 billion. It is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and 11.2 billion by 2100. Lots of reasons contribute to the effect of rising populations. One of the main reasons is the number of revolutions and the advances in medicine. The world’s population rose because before medicine if you got sick you could die of most illnesses. You could even die of a common cold. Now, you can even survive bullet wounds. According to Ohio State University 's website, the slow-moving Minie bullet used during the American Civil War caused catastrophic injuries. The two minie bullets, for example, that struck John Bell Hood 's leg at Chickamauga destroyed 5 inches of his upper thigh bone. This left surgeons no choice but to amputate the shattered limbs. Hood 's leg was removed only 4 and 1/2 inches away from his body. Hip amputations, like Hood 's, had mortality rates of around 83%. Nowadays the mortality rate is an average of below 50%. Another reason
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