8 billion humans by year-end: demography as destiny in a divided world

22 July 2022 – Mukesh Kapila

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India is about to overtake China as the world’s most populous nation, even as the global population tops 8 billion. What does that mean for the balance of power – and especially for smaller countries?

The latest United Nations population report is a fascinating window into our shifting world that will have 8 billion inhabitants by end-year. This has huge implications for how we live with each other.   

The fast-progressing climate crisis shows that humanity’s footprint is dangerously overshooting planetary carrying capacity. Population stabilisation is vital to sustain our future. The UN projects this will not happen till 2080 and by then there will be 9.7 billion of us.

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This article was first released on TRTWorld on 22 July 2022

Published by Mukesh Kapila

See http://mukeshkapila.org

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