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The World's Population Is Unlikely To Stabilize This Century


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Ugh. 

Contrary to previous projections, it now appears that the world's population is unlikely to stop growing this century. There's at least an 80% chance that between 9.6 and 12.3 billion humans will inhabit the Earth by 2100 — and much of this increase will happen in Africa.

The new report, which is an extension of a 2013 study conducted by the United Nations, was led by demographers and statisticians at the University of Washington. It's the first U.N. population report to use Bayesian methods — a modern form of statistics that combines all available information to generate more accurate predictions.

Looks like we'll be eating crickets.  All of us.

How many crickets will it take to feed 12.3 billion people?

I fear a Big Cricket future. 

Heh heh!  I'm going to INVEST in Big Cricket futures!  (once it becomes a thing...)

I really wish someone would invent a decent high protein plant instead. I'd much rather eat plants. 

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