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The Ever Increasing World Population
World Population The World Population is now:

The term world population commonly refers to the total number of living humans on Earth at a given time.
In the last 75 years, the world's population has doubled. There is 4.1 Births every second with 1.8 Deaths. The Natural increase is 2.4 and this continues to increase. So how fast is the world population growing, well have a look at these figures:
Time unit       Births      Deaths       increase
Year       130,860,569   56,579,396    74,281,173
Month       10,905,047    4,714,950     6,190,098
Day            358,522      155,012       203,510
Hour            14,938        6,459         8,480
Minute             249          108           141
Second             4.1          1.8           2.4
The UN's Population Division currently predicts that by the year 2030 the World Population will be 4.9 Billion and by the year 2050 9.1 Billion. Are we going to over populate ourselves? Keep a eye on this counter as the weeks go by :)

The world population has been growing continuously since the end of the Black Death around 1400. There were also short term falls at other times due to plague, for example in the mid 17th century. The fastest rates of world population growth (above 1.8%) were seen briefly during the 1950s then for a longer period during the 1960s and 1970s. According to population projections, world population will continue to grow until around 2050. The 2008 rate of growth has almost halved since its peak of 2.2% per year, which was reached in 1963. World births have levelled off at about 134-million-per-year, since their peak at 163-million in the late 1990s, and are expected to remain constant. However, deaths are only around 57 million per year, and are expected to increase to 90 million by the year 2050. Because births outnumber deaths, the world's population is expected to reach about 9 billion by the year 2050.
In the 20th century, the world saw the biggest increase in its population in human history due to lessening of the mortality rate in many countries due to medical advances and massive increase in agricultural productivity attributed to the Green Revolution.
Different regions have different rates of population growth. According to the above table, the growth in population of the different regions from 2000 to 2005 was:
  • 237.771 million in Asia
  • 92.293 million in Africa
  • 38.052 million in Latin America
  • 16.241 million in Northern America
  • 1.955 million in Oceania
  • -3.264 million in Europe
  • 383.047 million in the whole world