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World Population to cross 7 Billion towards the end of 2011

The planet’s population is hurtling towards 7 billion and is expected to cross this mark towards the end of 2011.The Economist has a video detailing the implications of this growth and compares current trends to historical growth rates.

The era of population acceleration is expected to come to an end soon due to decreasing fertility rates in the human population across countries and cultures.

A slow down in population growth in the coming decades will have a large scale impact on the social, economic, environmental and cultural lives of people living in different countries.

World Population – 7 billion

Chart showing growth rate of World Population

Growth Chart World Population

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