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Population Connection Statement on a World of 8 Billion

November 15, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, November 15, 2022, the world population has officially grown to 8 billion, according to the UN. While light-hearted media stories about the “8 billionth baby” will likely abound, not enough attention is being paid to what our huge and growing numbers mean for humanity and our…...

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Population Connection Statement on Earth Overshoot Day

July 27, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28 is this year’s Earth Overshoot Day, meaning we’ve already used up our natural resource budget for the whole year. The date moves each year, usually forward, depending on how much of the planet’s resources humans have consumed since January 1. Of course, the Earth won’t stop…...

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Population Connection Statement on World Population Reaching 8 Billion

July 11, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New population data from the United Nations published today reveals that we will reach a major milestone this November: becoming a world of eight billion. The UN World Population Prospects 2022 show that we will likely reach 9.7 billion by mid-century and 10.4 billion by 2080. The…...

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