World Population Touched 8 Billion: On July 11 this year, on World Population Day, the United Nations released the World Population Prospects 2022. It estimates how much the population will grow in the coming years.
The population is increasing year by year. Due to this, poverty, famine, unemployment, diseases etc. are also likely to increase. In this case, the United Nations estimates that the world’s population will reach 8 billion on November 15.
According to the report, “The world’s population will reach 8 billion by November 15. By 2023, India will replace China as the most populous country in the world. India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country during 2023.
Countries of sub-Saharan Africa are expected to continue growing through 2100 and to contribute more than half of the global population increase anticipated through 2050.
The world population is expected to increase to 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and 10.4 billion by 2080 and to remain at that level until 2100.
More than half of the rising population by 2050 will be in eight countries: Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania. As the population grows, we advance technologically and medically,” it said.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “This is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity, and marvel at the health advances that have dramatically reduced maternal and child mortality rates and extended human life spans.
At the same time, it also reminds us of our shared responsibility to take care of the universe. It is also a moment to reflect on where we are failing in our responsibilities to each other.”