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Population to Bulge, But Will Hit Ceiling

By Emily Sohn

The world’s population is on track to hit seven billion this year, which is double the number of people that lived on Earth in the 1960s, but far from what the future holds. By 2100, according to recent projections by the United Nations, we’ll hit the 10 billion mark.

Those numbers, which are drastically larger than anything the Earth has experienced before, have sparked concerns about how all of those people will impact the world. They have also raised questions about whether the planet can sustain us all in the first place.

There may, however, be at least some end in sight to the relentless swelling of population pressure. Around the end of the century, many demographers believe, the global population will gradually level off.

Read the original article at: Discovery News

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