04 May '11, 3pm

World population to pass 10.1 billion by century’s end, UN projects

04 May 2011: World Population to Pass 10.1 Billion By Century’s End, UN Says A new UN report predicts that the world’s population will surge past 10.1 billion by the end of the century, a forecast that would shatter earlier estimates that the number would stabilize at about 9 billion by mid-century. Much of the population growth will occur in so-called “high fertility” countries — where each Click to enlarge United Nations Population growth by fertility level, 1950-2100 woman is having, on average, more than 1.5 daughters — in Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America, according to the report . While populations in low- and intermediate-fertility nations are expected to peak before the end of the century, the population in high-fertility nations will continue to increase. In Africa, where growth already threatens to overwhelm over-stretched food and water resources, the popu...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/world_population_to_pass_101_...

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