Global Population in 2100 – level 2
The UN wrote a report about the global population. It estimates that the population will grow from 7.7 billion now to 10.9 billion in 2100. The Pew Research Centre looked at this report and wrote its own report.
Five African countries in 2050 and one Asian country in 2100 will have the biggest population growth. Pew also said that while there is going to be more people, the growth rate will fall because the average fertility rate will fall.
The UN said that based on its report, the world’s population will grow, get smaller, or stop changing.
Difficult words: estimate (predict, guess with data), growth rate (how fast something grows), average fertility rate (the number of children most women have).
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