World's Population to Explode to 11 Billion by 2100 Instead of 9 Billion

September 19, 2014 11:38 AM

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The world's population is exploding and as it's only growing faster as time goes on. Now, scientists have used modern statistical tools to find out what the world's population will be in 2100. It turns out that the number of people on Earth may reach a staggering 11 billion by then, which is about 2 billion higher than previous estimates.

"The consensus over the past 20 years or so was that world population, which is currently around 7 billion, would go up to 9 billion and level off or probably decline," said Adrian Raftery, corresponding author of the new study, in a news release. "We found there's a 70 percent probability the world...

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