World’s population likely to shrink after 50 years

CNN (07/14/2020)
  • A University of Washington study found that the World’s population will likely peak at 9.7 billion (2064) then decline to 8.8 billion by 2100.
  • By 2100, 183 countries will lack the adequate fertility rates to maintain the current population.
  • The study estimates that better access to contraception and aging populations dying off will drag down the global population.
  • 23 countries including Japan, Italy and Spain will see populations shrink by 50%.
  • However, sub-Saharan Africa’s population could triple to nearly 50% of the global population.