World Population To Hit 7-Billion This Year

July 29, 2011


That's a lot of heads.

The world population hit six-billion in 1999 and now, a scant 12 years later, we're set to break seven later this year. That's, uh, that's moving pretty quick. Like trying to put your hand on a woman's leg as soon as she shows up for your eHarmony date.

United Nations projections call for the population to reach 10.1 billion in 2100, according to David Bloom, a professor of economics and demography at the Harvard School of Public Health, in an article published in the July 29 issue of Science.

By 2050, about 2.3 billion more people will be added, nearly as many as the total living on the globe as recently as 1950, Bloom said. Humanity grew slowly through most of history, taking until 1800 for the population to hit 1 billion.

In the past half-century, the population grew from 3 billion to about 7 billion.

Forecasts call for the world's "demographic center of gravity" to shift from more-developed to less-developed regions

I dunno, the thought of all those people kind of frightens me. Of course, I say the same thing about going to the grocery store. Which is exactly why I have my groceries delivered. "Jesus, GW, when was the last time you went out in society? Haha -- 2008, baby!

Earth to hit 7 billion mark this year, straining developing regions [cnn]

Thanks to Evil Ares, who pointed out if a single person moved to the moon it would double its current population. Aaaaaaah, because of the man in the moon. I get it, I get it!

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