Seven Billion: The world's growing population

The graying of the planet

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Even as the world population hits 7 billion, an unexpectedly sharp fertility drop in many countries has created economic upheaval.

The graying of the planet

The graying of the planet

Even as the world population hits 7 billion, an unexpectedly sharp fertility drop in many countries has created economic upheaval.

What about a world of 8 billion?

What about a world of 8 billion?

The world population is scheduled to reach 7 billion at the end of October. But what about a world of 8 billion?

India struggles with population boom

India struggles with population boom

The country warns of a “demographic disaster” if it cannot provide jobs and services for its young people.

Inside crowded India

Inside crowded India

India faces many challenges as it hopes to turn its population boom into growth.

How do those census counters count all of us?

How do those census counters count all of us?

Analysts mine a wide range of data to come up with estimates, including their projection that the world population will hit 7 billion on Oct. 31.

Population growth taxing planet’s resources

Population growth taxing planet’s resources

As the Earth’s population reaches the 7-billion mark, marine and terrestrial resources are facing unprecedented pressures.

Seven billion people without an apocalypse

Seven billion people without an apocalypse

How many people is too many for the Earth to sustain? It all depends.