Hits 8 Billion

World population hit the 8 billion-mark on November 15, 2022

Global Population
Hits 8 Billion

Footage: UNDP

"8 billion hopes. 8 billion dreams. 8 billion possibilities. Our planet is now home to 8 billion people," the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) tweeted

UN On World Population Milestone

How did this happen?

As per the UN, back in 1,900, there were fewer than 2 billion people on planet Earth, but within a century approximately, the world population increased to more than 8 billion.

World Population 100 Years Ago

- Gradual increase in human lifespan
- Better public health and nutrition
- Personal hygiene
- Medicine
- High fertility rates in some countries

Reasons Behind Growing
Human Population

It took the world population 12 years to grow from 7 billion to 8 billion. It will take approx. 15 years (until 2037), for it to reach 9 billion

When Will The Global
Population Hit 9 Billion?

While the poorer nations are worrying about making ends meet for their families, richer nations are suffering from the issues of infertility. Hence, a shift from adopting ways to reduce fertility to pro-natalist policies

Decline In Global

- As per the UN, India’s population currently is approx. 1.412 billion
- China’s population is 1.426 billion
- India is set to become the world’s most populated country by 2023

India’s Population

- India’s claim for UNSC permanent membership might become stronger
- Though, it may lead to a rise in poverty levels, hunger, malnutrition, employment crisis and much more
- More workforce but fewer skilled workers

Is India’s Growing
Population Good? 

- A higher population means more human capital
- But it can lead to ecological degradation, increased conflicts, higher risk of disasters

World Population At 8 Billion - Good or Bad?

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