The United Nations data estimates indicated today, Tuesday that the world population exceeded eight billion.
The latest UN projections indicated that the world’s population could grow to about 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, before peaking at about 10.4 billion people during 2080.
In this regard, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in an article that “the world has enough to meet everyone’s needs, but not enough to satisfy everyone’s greed.”
It’s worth noting that the United Nations projections are based on a higher life expectancy for women, an improvement in health care, a higher birth rate, and a lower infant mortality rate.
However, the annual study, released Monday coinciding with World Population Day, indicates that the world’s population is growing at its slowest rate since 1950, having fallen to less than 1% in 2020.