10 billion humans in 2100

2011-05-03

in Economics, Politics, The environment

The population division of the United Nations now estimates that the global human population in 2100 will be 10.1 billion.

While it is challenging to comment accurately and appropriately on the consequences of global population growth, it does seem fair to say that the difficulty associated with providing any particular global standard of living increases as the total global population does. In particular, providing energy for ten billion people to live decent lives – without wrecking the climate – seems like it will be a major undertaking.

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