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More Doubt About 10 Billion

From Yale Environment 360, more questions about future UN population projections: For now, we can indeed be highly confident that world population will top 7 billion by the end of this year. We’re close to that number already and currently adding about 216,000 people per day. But the United Nations “medium variant” population projection, the…

Hi Folks – Back from the wedding and shivaree, and catching up…slowly. Tired and have much farm stuff to catch up on as well, so bear with me one more day. In the meantime, Fred Pearce has a great essay in Nature on what’s wrong with the UN population revisions that anticipate 10+billion by the…

Will We Pass 10 Billion?

The fact that the mid-range projections for world population rose by nearly a billion people this week should have garnered a lot more attention than it did. The UN offers biennial updates of its world population estimates, and for the last few years, the mid-range (ie, the most likely scenario) has suggested that the world…