04 May 2011

World population to reach 10.1 billion by 2100
Associated Press - 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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