2050: What Will the Earth's Population Be?

The_future_2_2On a planet that is so markedly divided between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’, population growth is often seen as a massive problem. At the end of 2007 it was announced that the planets population had reached approximately 6.7 billion people. A common estimate also suggested that by 2050 the planets population would reach 9 billion people.

However, according to the Worldwatch Institute, a nonpartisan Washington research group, there is absolutely no confidence in that number any more.

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