Feeling Crowded Yet? The US Census Bureau Estimates the World’s Population Has Passed 8 Billion

November 10, 2023

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(Associated Press) – The human species has topped 8 billion, with longer lifespans offsetting fewer births, but world population growth continues a long-term trend of slowing down, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday. The bureau estimates the global population exceeded the threshold Sept. 26, a precise date the agency said to take with a grain of salt. (Read More)