Some of the highlights:
- World population increased by 83 million since 2008
- Current 2009 world population: 6.8 billion
- Projected world population in 2025: 8.1 billion
- Projected world population in 2050: 9.4 billion
- Virtually all of the increase is projected to occur in the third world
Still, even with a slowing in the rate of the increase, the fact remains that the world's population is still increasing to levels far beyond the planet's carrying capacity.