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Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:09 PM Nov 2022

Mark your calendar! World population to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022

United Nations, Department of Social and Economic Affairs [UN.org]

The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, and India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023, according to World Population Prospects 2022, released today on World Population Day.

“This year’s World Population Day falls during a milestone year, when we anticipate the birth of the Earth’s eight billionth inhabitant. This is an occasion to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity, and marvel at advancements in health that have extended lifespans and dramatically reduced maternal and child mortality rates,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “At the same time, it is a reminder of our shared responsibility to care for our planet and a moment to reflect on where we still fall short of our commitments to one another,” he added.

The global population is growing at its slowest rate since 1950, having fallen under 1 per cent in 2020. The latest projections by the United Nations suggest that the world’s population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050. It is projected...


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Mark your calendar! World population to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022 (Original Post) RestoreAmerica2020 Nov 2022 OP
"Six billion miracles is enough." CrispyQ Nov 2022 #1
Really North America and Europe are having lower birth rates. jimfields33 Nov 2022 #3
Thanks Nick Cannon underpants Nov 2022 #2
Water Ginjacat Nov 2022 #4
. moondust Nov 2022 #5
8 BILLION IS TOO MANY. roamer65 Nov 2022 #6
Making a special note ... lpbk2713 Nov 2022 #7
No, no, no! The celebration will be a global orgy. You should've gotten the memo yesterday. Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2022 #8


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3. Really North America and Europe are having lower birth rates.
Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:40 PM
Nov 2022

Asia and Africa are the areas where growth is happening.


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4. Water
Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:40 PM
Nov 2022

Current projections are that the next 70 years will see another 2.5 billion people added. Will there be enough water? Rising sea levels and global warming will make the prospect of an extra 2.5 billion people untenable.

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