The population of the planet Earth has already reached 8 billion people according to United Nations and United Nations Population Fund estimates.
UN: “On November 15, 2022, the world population reached 8 billion. India will overtake China as the most populous country in 2023, according to World Population Prospects 2022, released on World Population Day.”
UN Secretary General AAntonio Guterres: “World Population Day this year falls on a significant year as we expect the birth of the eight billionth inhabitant of the Earth. This is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity and admire the advances in health care that have increased life expectancy and drastically reduced maternal and infant mortality.
At the same time, it is a reminder of our shared responsibility to look after our planet and a moment to reflect on where we are still falling short of our obligations to each other.”
The global population is growing at the slowest rate since 1950, falling below 1% in 2020. The latest UN projections show that the world’s population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, peaking at around 10.4 billion during the 2080s and staying there. until 2100.