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The Perils of Projecting Population

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The UN Population Division recently estimated that our planet will grow to 9.15 billion people by 2050. Yet this medium-variant projection is just one of several possible scenarios released in this latest round of number crunching. The low- and high-variant projections--7.96 billion and 10.5 billion, respectively--could instead become reality, given slight shifts in global fertility rates. In the May/June 2009 issue of World Watch magazine - http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6067, Sean Peoples of ECSP and Elizabeth Leahy of Population Action International compare three of the leading population forecasts and find that tiny variations in assumptions can generate significant differences. [more] -
http://newsecuritybeat.blogspot.com/2009/05/projecting-population-risky-...

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aliĝngix's picture

Aiyai

It's good to have a marign to fall in, but these numbers...I wonder if they can narrow them down at all accurately?

ENIE NDOH CECILE's picture

Well...

Well Aliĝngix, we really can't tell about the facts and accuracy, i guess the Experts know best and what ever fundamentals they use to arrive at such verdict we are only to work with their declarations.

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