Human Population Could Hit 8 Billion Any Day Now

World Population Clock: 7.97 Billion People (2022) - Worldometer.

The 8,000,000,000th person on Earth will be born very shortly

 The latest UN report recently predicted that this milestone would be reached on approximately November 15.

Given current projections and a certain margin of error, it looks like we’re fast approaching the 8 billion people mark and could reach it “any day now,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

“This year’s World Population Day falls during a milestone year, when we anticipate the birth of the Earth’s eight billionth inhabitant.

The UN projections go on to suggest that the global population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.4 billion in 2100.

As per the UN, over half of the projected population increase up to 2050 will be concentrated in just eight countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, and the United Republic of Tanzania. 

 In 2021, life expectancy for the least developed countries lagged 7 years behind the global average.

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