By 2050, the number of people on Earth will approach 10 billion
By 2050, the number of people on our planet will increase to 9, 731 billion people, said scientists from the French National Institute of Demographic Studies.
According to the published report, this time a quarter of the world's population will be in Africa - 2, 435 billion, that is, increase the population of the continent in two, compared with the present situation.
However, the most populous continent, Asia will remain, where scientists project that will be by the time the 5 live 284 billion people.
The number of inhabitants of the EU countries will reach 517 million, while the population of Europe, French scientists believe, will decrease from 740 million to 726 million people. Forecasts French researchers indicate population growth in America, which in 2050 will overcome the mark of 1 billion people. On the continent will live 1, 228 billion.
To date, the world live about 7, 141 billion people.
At the same time, according to UN projections, world population will be equal to 8, 1 billion people by the year 2025 and by 2050 people on the planet will have 9, 6 billion.