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The world has reached 8 billion people. Where to next?
In just one minute, 140 babies will have been born, and on the 15th November - one of those babies became the 8 billionth person on earth. It took us until 1804 to reach 1 billion people, but we added the other 7 billion in the 218 years following.
The world’s population growth has been staggeringly fast in the past two centuries, but the rate of growth has now started to decline. Two years ago, the population growth rate fell below 1% per year for the first time since the 1950s. Today Alec and Sascha ask the question - we’re at 8 billion people, where to next?
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