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Bricker and Ibbitson claimed (in a Guardian article): "But a growing body of opinion believes the UN is wrong. We will not reach 11 billion by 2100. Instead, the human population will top out at somewhere between 8 and 9 billion around the middle of the century, and then begin to decline." I assume that is the claim you are talking about. We don't know what ...


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It is impossible to be certain about the future, so "Will the global population decline after the middle of the century?" does not have a definitive answer The UN World Population Prospects acknowledge this when showing the following graph. For example, if their current central case overestimates fertility by half a child per woman, then your quotation is ...


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