15 June 2011

Pacific population reaches 10m
Islands Business - Fiji
The 2010 Revision of World Population Prospects, prepared by the Population Division at the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), shows that a small variation in fertility could lead to major long-term differences in the size of the global population. Based on the medium projection, the number of people in the world—currently close to 7 billion—should pass 8 billion in 2023, 9 billion by 2041 and then 10 billion at some point after 2081.…(15 June 2011)

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