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World’s population set to decline for the first time in centuries


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Currently, the world’s population sits at around 7.8 billion people, but experts believe that number will peak in 2064, before going down.

In a groundbreaking study published by The Lancet, the Earth’s population will top out at approximately 9.7 billion, and by 2100, will drop to 8.8 billion.

The study’s lead author and Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) , Stein Emil Vollset, explained the findings.

Vollset told IFLScience: “The last time that global population declined was in the mid 14th century, due to the Black Plague.

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Seems like way too many variables to predict that far in the future. It's like people in 1900 predicting the world in 2000. We'd probably chuckle at much of it today.

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16 hours ago, papageorge1 said:

Seems like way too many variables to predict that far in the future. It's like people in 1900 predicting the world in 2000. We'd probably chuckle at much of it today.

I once watched a vid explaining the calculations and they seem pretty solid.

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