January 6, 2011 It is projected that by 2045, the global population could reach nine billion. That kind of growth — the fastest in history — raises serious concerns about our planet. Can it possibly sustain another 2 billion people?
January 6, 2011 The planet's population stands at nearly 7 billion, and demographers project we may reach 9 billion by the middle of this century. Already, forests are vanishing, glaciers are melting and almost 1 billion people go hungry each day. When experts look to a world with 2 billion more people, they see India as a vision of that future.