The world population will soon cross the 8 billion mark. A recent United Nations report predicted that we’ll get to this sometime on November 15th, but it’s very hard to tell. Based on current forecasts and a certain margin of error, it looks like we’re fast approaching the 8 billion mark and “could hit it any day now,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
According to UN projections, the world population could rise to 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and 10.4 billion by 2100. As part of this massive change, India will become the most populous country by 2023.
Huge population growth is expected in developing countries. According to the United Nations, more than half of projected population growth by 2050 will be limited to just eight countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania.
The scalpel According to a study published in 2020 in the journal, the world population will increase in the coming decades, but it will reach a maximum of 9.7 billion people in 2064, and will decrease from there. If this happened, the world’s population would decline for the first time since the mid-14th century. (IFLScience)
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