Who knows what it feels like to be born on November 15, 2022 and be remembered as the eighth billionth inhabitant of planet Earth. The news of this numerical milestone was announced by the UN and commented on by United Nations National Secretary Antonio Guterres as
an opportunity to celebrate diversity and progress, while recognizing humanity’s shared responsibility towards the planet.
A number that weighs, certainly, but the prospects that will weigh on the human population are even more secondary, explained in a BBC video that illustrates, among other things, that if the face of every living person on Earth were shown for a second today, they would want 253 year to show us all 8 billion inhabitants.
On the other hand, the data suggesting that China is destined to be ousted as the world’s most populous country is surprising, as estimates indicate that India it will already exceed it in 2023, almost worrying when you think about the large difference in kilometers of geographic area of the two countries.
However, it is interesting to discover that the growth rate of the world’s population is actually the slower since 1950. If it took 12 years to go from 7 to 8 billion, it will take about 15 years – until 2037 – to reach 9 billion, a sign that global population growth is slowing. For this reason, the United Nations estimates that the world’s population will continue to grow, but one peak peak of about 10.4 billion people in 2090.
Source: Lega Nerd
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