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World Population hit 8 billion mark on 15th November

World Population hits 8 billion: The globe could only support two billion people in less than a century, now eight billion people will live on it as of 15th November. The United Nations forecasts that the world population will hit the 8 billion mark on the 15th November 2022. Growth in the world’s population is evidence of the evolution of our species. Although the world’s GDP, life expectancy, and equality have all increased, development has not been spread fairly enough.

World Population hits 8 billion: Key Points

  • The world population has rapidly increased due to rising fertility rates, ongoing medical and agricultural advancements, and other factors.
  • However, the rate of growth has been slowing for some years as a result of changing demographics and declining fertility rates.
  • The rapid rise has been fueled by improvements in public health and medicine, which have increased the number of children who survive to adulthood. At the same time, low-income nations continued to have high fertility rates.
  • However, population growth is decreasing, and within a few decades, the Earth’s population will start to decline.
  • Nearly half of all people on Earth today reside in regions with lifetime fertility rates below 2.1 births per woman, or about the amount needed for populations with low mortality to eventually reach a plateau.
  • Between 2022 and 2050, just eight nations—the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Tanzania—are predicted to experience the majority of the projected increase in the world’s population.

World Population 2022, to reach 8 Billion by 15th November: UN

World Population hits 8 billion: Other Highlights

  • India is anticipated to exceed China in 2023 in terms of population. According to the most recent World Population Prospects report, India’s population will increase from 1.417 billion in 2022 to 1.515 billion in 2030, making it the world’s most populous nation in that year.
  • It took a bit for us to reach our first milestone of 1 billion people in 1803. The numerous developments made during the second industrial revolution, which started in the 1700s, greatly aided in this.
  • China currently has the world’s largest population, marginally ahead of India, but the two continue to be far ahead of the competition; no other country will top 360 million as we enter the next ten years.

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