Planet EarthBaby Vinice is said to be the eight billionth living person
It took humanity a long time to reach the first billion. Then it went faster and faster. Eight billion people now live on Earth.
According to the company’s calculations United Nations (UN) broke the 8 billion mark around Tuesday. Because it is impossible to track hundreds of thousands of births and deaths every day, the middle of the month has been chosen as the official day for the Humanity Milestone.
Eight billion – so many people have never lived on our planet before. According to UN estimates, it will be nine billion in 2037 and ten billion in 2058. “The country can provide for eight and even ten billion people in a sustainable and healthy way,” said Rolf Sommer, head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Use Change. WWF Germany. “But the world community needs to make better use of available agricultural land.” That means less animal products.
Women in Africa have an average of 4.6 children
“More than 50 percent of growth by 2050 will come from just eight countries, most of them in Africa and some in Asia,” said Frank Swiaczny, a scientist at the Federal Institute for Population Research. These are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and the Republic of Tanzania. In countries south of the Sahara, women have an average of 4.6 children, with some having six or more children.
The eight billionth person is said to have been born in the Philippines. The child should at least symbolize this number. According to the “Philippine Star”, the baby’s name is Vinice. «Malou Vinice were born on November 15 to sisters at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital and representatives of the Commission on Population and Development. Her mother, Margarita Villorente, gave birth at 1:29 a.m. », writes the portal.
Population growth is slowing
However, overall population growth is now slowing and is currently less than one percent per year. However, according to UN forecasts, further growth will not occur until after 2080. Then the number of people would be around 10.4 billion.
According to current knowledge, Homo sapiens appeared about 300,000 years ago. Probably only shortly after 1800 there were a billion people living on earth. It took less than 100 years for the world population to grow from two billion in 1928 to eight billion today. The growth from seven to eight billion took just eleven years.
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