Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday August 01, 2015

World Population Expected To Reach 9.7 Billion By 2050

If only we could beam people to Kepler-452b, eh? Projections like these aren't necessarily reliable, but they at least serve as a reminder to just how populated our planet is.

It's not an increase in fertility that's driving the growth. It's longer lifespans. Globally, people born today are expected to live to age 70, but people born in 2050 will live to age 77. Their grandkids born in 2100 will live even longer: 83 years.