People around the world are living longer and having fewer children. Those are just a few of the trends the United Nations described in a report on the world’s population. As the global population has now surpassed 8 billion people.
While the average life expectancy is projected to rise from 72.98 in 2019 to 77.2 in 2050, the rate of growth will continue to slow down across the globe, according to the report released Tuesday.
The world reached 7 billion people in 2011 and the U.N. predicts it will not reach 9 billion for another 15 years.