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World Population Expected To Grow At Slower Pace, Reach 9.7B In 2050, Grow Increasingly Older, U.N. Report Estimates

Associated Press: U.N.: World population expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050
“The world’s population is getting older and growing at a slower pace but is still expected to increase from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, the United Nations said Monday…” (Lederer, 6/17).

New York Times: The Globe Is Going Gray Fast, U.N. Says in New Forecast
“…Women are having fewer babies, the number of elders is rising fast, and an increased number of countries face population declines, according to a projection of world population trends released Monday by the United Nations…” (Gladstone, 6/17).

U.N. News: 9.7 billion on Earth by 2050, but growth rate slowing, says new U.N. population report
“… ‘The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights,’ estimates that the next 30 years will see the global population add an extra 2 billion people to today’s figure of 7.7 billion, and, by the end of the century, the planet will have to sustain around 11 billion…” (6/17).

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