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Will Population Growth End in This Century?

The human population nearly tripled from 2.5 billion people in 1950 to 7.3 billion today and will continue growing through 2070, according to two recent demographic projections. After that, demographers disagree on whether populations will begin to shrink or continue to rise into the next century, write Worldwatch Institute Senior Fellow Robert Engelman and Research … Continue reading Will Population Growth End in This Century?

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World population reached 7.2 billion in mid-2013

On World Population Day, the Worldwatch Institute examines the UN’s latest demographic projections and their implications. World population reached 7.2 billion in mid-2013, according to United Nations demographers, with present and projected future growth propelled in part by unexpectedly high fertility in a number of developing countries. Based on current trends in global birth, death, … Continue reading World population reached 7.2 billion in mid-2013

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