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The world’s population is likely to reach 10.1 billion people by the end of the century up from 7 billion this year.It will reach 9.3 billion along the way—probably in 2050.
There is nothing astonishing about the number, at least not for those who have watched population growth in China, India, and other developing nations.
Some of these counties have tried to throttle the number of children per family. That has not worked. It is hard to regulate the actions of billions of people. And child mortality rates in many countries are so high that it is understandable families would want to have more offspring.
The UN data has caused the agency and other organisations and experts to make the predictable forecasts that there will be unimaginable famine. A great deal of the increase of people will be in nations which cannot feed their people now. There is no reason to think that terrible problem will change.
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