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|The United Nations released projections of global population growth over the coming century. In the year 2100, the world’s demographics will look very different from today’s. |
By Rachel Becker, National Geographic
Graphics by Emily M. Eng, Mariya Khan, National Geographic
PUBLISHED July 31, 2015
People of the future will need to learn to love their neighbors. The latest predictions for population growth from the United Nations indicate the Earth will be more crowded than previously thought.
The global population is currently about 7.3 billion. The UN estimates that by 2050, that number will grow to 9.7 billion. By 2100, 11.2 billion people will have to cram together on the Earth’s surface.
These estimates outstrip last year’s projections by around 150 million people.
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