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World Population Day Highlights Continuing Unsustainable Growth

Thursday, July 11 is World Population Day. The annual observation grew out of the “Day of Five Billion,” July 11, 1987, recognized as the date human population reached that staggering number.
More than 25 years down the road, we continue growing unsustainably and are now at a world population of 7.1 billion, with a projected population of 9.2 billion by 2050, if we look at what’s believed the more likely of several projections from the United Nations.
To put this growth in historical perspective, it took all of human history – thousands and thousands of years – to reach ...

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