Today, the world population will surpass 8 billion

Today, the world population will surpass 8 billion

According to UN predictions published in July of this year, the globe is expected to surpass a significant milestone today when the population reaches 8 billion. The annual World Demographic Prospect also observed that, having decreased to less than 1% in 2020, the rate of population growth worldwide is at its lowest level since 1950.

In the past 12 years, India has made the biggest contribution toward pushing the world demographic from 7 b to 8 billion. According to the United Nations Population Fund, Asia and Africa were largely responsible for this expansion and are predicted to be responsible for the next billion, with Europe’s contribution being negative due to a decline in population.

By 2023, India will overtake China as the world’s most populated country, surpassing China, which was the second-largest contributor as well as whose support to the next billion would be negative, according to the UN agency for sexual and reproductive health.

In 1960, there were 3 billion people on the planet. This number increased to 4 billion in 1975, 6 billion in 1999, 5 billion in 1987, and 7 billion in 2011. According to UN predictions, it will take the population about 15 years to achieve 9 billion people.

It is anticipated that the world population will reach a peak of roughly 10.4 billion people during in the 2080s and then remain there until 2100, expanding at its weakest pace since World War II.

The population of just eight nations—India, Nigeria, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia , the Philippines, and Tanzania—will expand by more than half by the year 2050. Many of the 46 lowest developed nations are anticipated to see population growth rates among the fastest in the world between 2022 as well as 2050.

In 2023, India is anticipated to overtake China as the world ‘s most populated nation, according to UN projections.



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