• There are more than 7 billion people in the world.
  • The population was estimated to reach 7 billion in 2012, but it did so in 2011.
  • The United Nations estimates a population of 10.1 billion by the end of the century.
  • Although population continues to grow rapidly, the rate that the growth rate is increasing has declined.
  • Still, a recent estimate by the United Nations claims that 10,1 billion people will be sharing this planet by the start of the 21st century.
  • That number is more than were even in existence as recently as 1960.
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