Monday, October 12, 2015

Uh oh

More Life, Less Death | MIT Technology Review

The article says the UN has revised its population growth projections to 10 billion in 2050, due to increased longevity outweighing reduced birthrates.  That's close to more than 3 billion extra compared to today.

Here's a bit more detail:
At the country level, much of the overall increase between now and 2050
is projected to occur either in high-fertility countries, mainly in
Africa, or in countries with large populations. During 2015-2050, half
of the world’s population growth is expected to be concentrated in nine
countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Ethiopia, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America,
Indonesia and Uganda, listed according to the size of their contribution
to the total growth. 
 A bit of a worry...

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