New study shows world population could reach 11 billion by 2100
September 19 , 2014
A new study has shown that the world’s population in 2100 may rise to 11 billion, contradicting earlier studies that the population would peak at 9 billion by 2050.
Sub-saharan Africa is likely to see the fastest growth, from 1 billion today to anything between 3.5 and 5 billion at the end of the century, the study says.
In Nigeria, the population could soar from the 200 million today to a whopping 900 million in the same period.
Lack of access to contraceptives and limited improvement in female literacy are among the factors driving this massive growth, according to the study’s authors.