Based on current models of growth, a new UN report shows the human population will boom up to 9.7 billion, in 2050, to reach 11.2 billion by the end of the century.
The current figure of world’s population, is 7.3 billion.
Above: This image of North and South America at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite, in April and October 2012. Gredit
UN Population Division Director John Wilmoth said at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings:
“In the United States, the population is projected to add 1.5 million people per year on average until the end of the century, pushing the current count of 322 million people to 450 million.
Although there is considerable uncertainty about these future trends, there is a 90 percent chance Nigeria’s population will exceed 439 million people in 2100, which is nearly 2.5 times its current size.”
source UN report