UN Projects 10.1 Billion People By 2100

The New York Times Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/4, A1, Gillis, Dugger, Subscription Publication) reports on its front page, “The population of the world, long expected to stabilize just above 9 billion in the middle of the century, will instead keep growing and may hit 10.1 billion by the year 2100, the United Nations projected in a report released Tuesday.” Africa will largely account for the increase, as forecasts estimate that “the population there could more than triple in this century, rising from today’s one billion to 3.6 billion.” The UN report said the world population is increasing because “fertility is not declining as rapidly as expected in some poor countries, and has shown a slight increase in many wealthier countries, including the United States, Britain and Denmark.”

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