Data from the United Nations Population Fund reveals that the world population has reached 8 billion


world population: With India poised to overtake China as the world’s most populous country next year, the world’s population reached 8 billion on Tuesday, marking a milestone for humanity after a billion people grew in the past 12 years.

The world has reached a major public health milestone, according to the United Nations, increasing life expectancy and decreasing death rates. However, this moment is also a wake-up call for humanity to look beyond statistics and fulfill its shared responsibility to protect people and the environment, starting with the most vulnerable.

“8 billion hopes. 8 billion dreams. 8 billion possibilities. Our planet is now home to eight billion people,” the United Nations Population Fund tweeted.

According to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, we are preparing for a world of 8 billion people full of tensions, mistrust, crises and conflict if we do not bridge the gap between the world’s haves and have-nots.

In 2023, India is expected to overtake China as the most populous country in the world. India’s population is expected to reach 1.412 billion in 2022, compared to 1.426 billion in China, according to the Demographic Prospects report. By mid-century, India’s population is expected to be 1.668 billion, far exceeding the 1.317 billion Chinese.

On November 15, the population clock flashed 8,000,000,000, with the world’s population increasing by a billion in the past 12 years.

Given that the world population was less than 1 billion thousands of years ago until about 1800 and that it took more than 100 years to increase from 1 to 2 billion, the United Nations has described the global population of 8 billion as an important milestone.

In contrast, the world’s population has grown very rapidly over the past century, and despite a significant slowdown in growth, the United Nations expects the world’s population to exceed 9 billion in around 2037 and 10 billion in around 2058.

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