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April 23, 2018 - The Guardian

With 250 babies born each minute, how many people can the Earth sustain?

With 250 babies born each minute, how many people can the Earth sustain?

How many people are there in the world? 

We don’t know for sure as all figures are estimates, but UN data suggests there were about a billion people in 1800, 2 billion in 1927, 5 billion in 1987 and just over 7.5 billion today. 

There are on average about 250 babies born every minute – more than 130 million in a year. It is projected that there will be 11 billion people by 2100. New UN figures are due out in June.

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