Population To Increase To Seven Billion By 2011, Report Says

August 13, 2009

Global (ChattahBox) – The world’s population is reportedly going to increase to seven billion by 2011, a drastic and shocking increase.

The majority of births will be in Asia, Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean. The less developed regions will have the highest increases globally, making up for 90% of the population surge.

It isn’t certain what this increase will mean for the world, but co-author of the report, Carl Haub told CNN that he is optimistic.

“During the next few decades, these young people will most likely continue the current trend of moving from rural areas to cities in search of education and training opportunities, gainful employment, and adequate health care.”

The number is expected to continue to grow by leaps and bounds over the next few decades.

India is expected to come out with the highest population, overtaking China by 2050, which has long since been the most densely populated country.


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One Response to “Population To Increase To Seven Billion By 2011, Report Says”

  1. Jeff Goldstein on August 13th, 2009 10:19 pm

    It is hard to fathom what 7 billion people means. How much does the world population increase in a day? A week? A month? A year?

    Read this, it will just blow you away. It is posed as a ‘challenge’ but the solution is posted at the bottom:

    http://blogontheuniverse.org/2009/06/02/weekly-challenge-2-people-people-everywhere/

    Then think of the resources that need to be made available to provide basic needs.

    Jeff Goldstein
    Center Director
    National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

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