Global Population Tops 15 Billion

Shanghai, China – July 11, 2117: Today, the Chinese Demography Association (中国人口集团 / Zhongguo Renkou Jituan) announced that the global human population has topped 15 billion, and is continuing to increase.  This means that the population has doubled in the past 100 years.  This is a massive increase, but compared to earlier eras, the doubling time has decreased substantially.  At its peak rate of increase in the late 20th century, doubling times were shorter, with the population doubling from 3 billion (1959) to 6 billion (1999) in a mere 40 years.  Still,…

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