Over populated and spreading PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bernardo Duran   
Tuesday, 27 January 2009 23:49

Over PopulatedAs of January 2009, the world's population is estimated to be about 6.756 billion. According to population projections, this figure continues to grow; the 2008 rate of growth has almost halved since its peak of 2.2% per year, which was reached in 1963. World births have levelled off at about 134-million-per-year, since their peak at 160-million in the late 1990's, and are expected to remain constant. However, deaths are only around 56 million per year, and are expected to increase to 90 million by the year 2050. Since births outnumber deaths, the world's population is expected to reach nearly 9 billion by the year 2040.

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