Earth's population to reach 9.3 billion people by 2050

The Earth's population will grow from 6.5 billion to 9.3 billion people by 2050. The message from the German Foundation for World Population (DWS), which was published in Austria Saturday, said that the population of planet Earth was increasing by the average of 80 million people every year, which corresponds to the entire population of Germany, for example.

DWS experts said that the 95-percent increase of the global population would be presumably registered in developing countries, RIA Novosti reports. The population of the African continent will raise by one billion people before 2050. The population in Asia will grow by 1.4 billion in Asia and by 246 million people in Latin America. As for industrially developed states, the population will be decreasing there, specialists said.

The report emphasized that it would be possible to avoid the skyrocketing growth of the planet's population only if every person would have access to contraception education. Specialists of the German Foundation for World Population urged the world community to increase investments in family planning programs. According to statistics, each African man can receive only three condoms a year, whereas African women do not have any contraception means at all.

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