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Projecting the Earth’s population

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 12, 1999

Sometime later this year, the Earth’s human population will exceed 6 billion. Current projections estimate that it will increase to almost 10 billion in the next 50 years. When do you think, if ever, we will see a 50% decrease in the Earth’s human population relative to current projections (for example: 5 billion actual inhabitants in 2050 vs. 10 billion projected)? Vote below or view the results:

in 10 years
in 50 years
in 100 years
in 500 years
in 1000 years
in 5000 years
in 10000+ years