World Population hits 8 billion, creating many challenges


The United Nations says the world's population has now reached the 8 billion mark confirming an analysis from earlier in the year The projection came in a UN report released in July the sit much of the growth expected between now and 2050 is coming from just 8 countries Half of those are in sub Saharan Africa Nigeria Congo Ethiopia and Tanzania the UN says the populations in the region are growing at 2.5% That's more than three times the global average still experts say the bigger threat to the environment is consumption highest in developed countries not undergoing big population increases I'm Charles De Ledesma

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