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How many people can Earth handle?
17/09/2022 08:38 PM | Click to read full article
Towards the end of 2022, the human population on Earth is expected to reach eight billion. To mark the occasion, BBC Future takes a look at one of the most controversial issues of our time.
Take Africa, where Ezeh explains that there are radically different rates of population growth currently occurring, depending on where you look.