The Fizzling Population Bomb

NEW YORK, MARCH 12, 2005 (

World population growth continues to slow down, with a projected figure of 9.1 billion in 2050, up from today’s 6.5 billion. The latest forecasts were published Feb. 24 by the Population Division of the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In a study, “World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision,” the U.N. agency foresees that almost all growth will take place in the less developed regions, where the actual population of 5.3 billion is expected to reach 7.8 billion in 2050. By contrast, the population of the more developed regions will remain mostly unchanged, at 1.2 billion. In fact, the report calculates that currently 95% of population growth is taking place in the developing world… READ FULL ARTICLE