7 Billion

We have seriously got to step up the homo recruiting.

The world’s population will hit 7 billion early in 2012 and top 9 billion in 2050, with the vast majority of the increase coming in the developing countries of Asia and Africa, according to a U.N. estimate released Wednesday. Hania Zlotnik, director of the U.N. Population Division, said that “there have been no big changes” from the previous estimate in 2006. “We are still projecting that by 2050 the population of the world will be around 9.1 billion,” she said at a news conference. “The projections are based on the assumption that fertility that is now around 2.56 children per woman is going to decline to about 2.02 children per woman in the world.” Population growth will remain concentrated in the most populous countries through 2050. Nine nations are expected to account for half the projected increase: India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, the U.S., Congo, Tanzania, China and Bangladesh, the report said.”

Over 40 (mostly western European and former Soviet) nations will see current populations decline by 10% or more by 2050. Present trends indicate that the U.S. will top 400 million by then, helped along by the world’s highest immigration rate of over 1 million annually.