The world’s population will reach eight billion on November 15, 2022. This is stated in the UN report, published on Monday, July 11.
The document also states that India will surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023.
The forecast of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is that the world population is currently growing at the slowest rate since 1950.
In 2030, it should reach 8.5 billion people, and in 2050 – 9.7 billion. Thus, it will reach a peak of 10.4 billion people only in the 2080s.
A number of developing countries are seeing a net decline in fertility. Nearly half of the projected global population growth over the coming decades is concentrated in eight countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania.
Recall that quite recently someone blew up a mysterious Georgia Guidestones, where it was indicated that the population of the earth should not exceed half of the billion.