Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Demographer: world population may decline in 100 years

Catholic World News - 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.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($33,095 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,905.25
95% 5%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The first steps toward liturgical renewal 8 hours ago
Boycott Apple? No; the effort is doomed to fail. 10 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Justin Martyr 22 hours ago
Zooming toward Easter 23 hours ago
Why homosexuals need not worry over the Indiana law 24 hours ago

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13