World Population Day

“The main purpose of World Population Day is to get us all to think about how we can accommodate our planet’s growing population.” ( The first World Population day was July 11, 1987 when it was estimated that 5 billion people inhabited earth. Today that number is 7.4 billion.

World population chart, from 1800 to 2100 — showing both estimates and actual population counts. World population estimates from 1800 to 2100, based on: United Nations projections (in 2010) — “high” (colored red), “medium” (orange), and “low” (green) U.S. Census Bureau (historical estimates) — (colored black). Actual recorded population figures (colored blue). According to the highest estimate, the world population may rise to 16 billion by 2100; according to the lowest estimate, it may decline to 6 billion. From: Wikipedia, world population.



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