TIL because of decreasing global fertility rates, “researchers expect the number of people on the planet to peak at 9.7 billion around 2064, before falling down to 8.8 billion by the end of the century.”

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53409521

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  1. Which sucks for our kids – going to be looking after a whole shit load of old people, who also keep living longer and not dying of things that might have killed them 100 years ago

  2. >Japan’s population is projected to fall from a peak of 128 million in 2017 to less than 53 million by the end of the century.

    >Italy is expected to see an equally dramatic population crash from 61 million to 28 million over the same timeframe.

    >They are two of 23 countries – which also include Spain, Portugal, Thailand and South Korea – expected to see their population more than halve.

  3. Interesting – last I had heard, the peak human population was to be 11 billion, so I guess the fertility rates have dropped off faster than they had expected. That was from about 10 years ago when that Swedish professor was doing videos on this subject. Anybody remember that guy’s name?

  4. I predict that the peak number will fall far short of 9.7 billion, due to the combination of COVID, global warming, and the ***staggering stupidity*** of the human race to fail to properly react to these two existential threats.

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