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Buchanan was off by about 10 billion people

Regarding Pat Buchanan’s editorial published in The Alpena News on Jan. 7, 2020:

CONSERVATIVES (PAT BUCHANAN) ARE MISTAKEN BY ABOUT 10 BILLION PEOPLE.

“Human extinction” has been put off a few more years.

World Population Forecast (2020-2050

Year (July 1) Population

2020 7,794,798,739

2025 8,184,437,460

2030 8,548,487,400

2035 8,887,524,213

2040 9,198,847,240

2045 9,481,803,274

2050 9,735,033,990

Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)

Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision {medium-fertility variant})

World Population Milestones on My Planet

10 billion (2057)

The United Nations projects world population to reach 10 billion in the year 2057.

9 billion (2037)

World population is expected to reach 9 billion in the year 2037.

8 billion (2023)

World population is expected to reach 8 billion people in 2023, according to the United Nations (in 2026, according to the U.S. census Bureau).

7.8 billion

The current world population is 7.8 billion as of January 2020, according to the most recent United Nations estimates elaborated by Worldometers. The term “world population” refers to the human population (the total number of humans currently living) of the world.

LANCE A. HEITZ,

Presque Isle