United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has disclosed that the population of the world has touched the 8 billion mark and that it’s a milestone to celebrate.
According to the United Nations, the growth in the population on this planet is due to human development, improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine. Higher fertility rates have also contributed to the population growth. Way back in 1950, the world population was 2.5 billion. It has grown to be more than three times higher today.
There are concerns that a population of 8 billion humans is too many for planet Earth and also over consumption of resources by the richer people. It is predicted that the population will grow to about 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and peak at around 10.4 billion in the 2080’s.