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Date published: 2005/02/25

The BBC says:

The world's population is expected to rise from the current 6.5 billion to 9.1 billion by 2050, the UN says.

Virtually all the growth will be in the developing world, according to a report by the UN Population Division.

By contrast, the population of developed countries will remain almost static at 1.2 billion, the report adds.

It says India will overtake China as the world's most populous country by 2030 - five years earlier than previously expected.

The figures in the revised report are based on national censuses, population surveys and review of trends.

In 2002, the UN Population Division had estimated a population in 2050 of 8.9 billion.

Not good news.

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