The world population growth is estimated to be about 200,000 people each day, or 80 million people yearly. The world population is more than 7 billion, about double what it was in 1970. The population is projected to be more than 9 billion by 2050 and 11 billion by 2100, an annual growth rate of about 1.1%. The highest world population growth rate in modern times was recorded in 1963, when it was 2.2%.
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When I was in grade school we were told that the world would max out sometime by the 80's or so after the population passed 5 billion.
Remember the story of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"?