The United Nations is set to release its UN Population Fund report that highlights the population numbers on our planet. The report suggests that the Earth’s population will hit seven billion by Oct. 31.
Global population levels have been a serious issue for many. With depleting resources, an increase in poverty numbers and a high demand for commodities, some are putting forth population control ideas.
According to demographers, the world population first hit one billion in the year 1804. 123 years later, the global number of human inhabitants reached two billion. By 1959, the number hit three billion, four billion in 1974, five billion 13 years later and then six billion just 11 years later.