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Worls Population 7 Billion by 2011!

A new study by the Population Reference Bureau shows that by 2011 world population will hit 7 billion people. That’s just twelve years after it hit 6 billion, and 24 since it hit 5 billion:

Majority fo the growth is happening in the developing world.   For example look at how the African population is growing. The entire continent now has a human population of one billion, with the PRB predicting that in will double by 2050. Crazy!

Here’s an interesting fact for you.  90% of the youth are developing nations.  That’s an astounding 1.9 billion people of the current 6 billion population.

That means they will have the same thoughts we had growing up and some of these youth will want to leave for the big cities to seek of training, education, jobs, health care etc.

This will have a huge impact throughout the world… Imagine youth leaving small villages, leaving behind the knowledge of agriculture and immigrating to new countries to push paper.

PS

It’s also estimated that be 2011 the virtual population will reach 50 million.  I might just have to get my Son of Five Rivers Account on Second Life now…


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August 14, 2009 - Posted by | Earth, Life | , , ,

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