05 May 2011

UN: World population projected to reach 9.3 billion by 2050, 10.1 billion by 2100
Washington Post - USA
The U.N. said in a report on world trends released Tuesday that global population is expected to officially hit 6.9 billion on July 1 and 7 billion on Oct. 31. Most of the increase is expected from the world’s “high-fertility countries,” especially in sub-Saharan Africa. U.N. Population Division Director Hania Zlotnik said the projections depend on expected fertility rates, with populations in many nations aging as medical advances allow people to live longer and families opt to have fewer children. ,…(3 May 2011)

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