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Demographer: world population may decline in 100 years

October 21, 2011

A professor of human geography at the University of Sheffield writes that “in a century there may well be fewer people in the world than there are today.”

While the United Nations Population Division predicts that world population will grow from nearly 7 billion today to 10.1 billion by 2100, Danny Dorling argues that “there is an alternative scenario -- one in which the population of the world peaks, and then begins to drop, which is one of the many reasons why I should not assume I will see grandchildren; my children may have so few or so late that I never do.”


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