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World population set to reach 7 billion mark this month

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World population set to reach 7 billion mark this month


Posted on October 16, 2011 by The Extinction Protocol


October 16, 2011NEW YORK – The world’s population looks set to smash through the seven billion barrier in the next few days, according to the United Nations.

It comes just 12 years since the total reached six billion – with official estimates saying the figure will top eight billion in 2025 and 10 billion before the end of the century.

And it is most likely the baby will be born in the Asia-Pacific region – where the population growth rate is higher than anywhere else in the world. Experts say the pace of growth – which has seen the number of people on the planet triple since 1940 – poses an increasing danger to citizens.

With more people to feed, house and provide medical care for, they say the world’s resources look set to come under more strain than ever before.

As populations stabilize in the industrial world, almost all growth in the near future is expected to take plac…