Humans Face Major Population ‘Correction’ This Century, Scientist Warns

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Date of Publication: August 21

Year of Publication: 2023

Publication City: New York, NY

Publisher: Newsweek

Author(s): Pandora Dewan

Humanity could be on the cusp of a civilizational collapse, according to population ecologist William Rees.

In November 2022, the global population hit 8 billion, according to estimates by the United Nations Population Division. This is more than double what it was in the 1960s. However, while this milestone is a clear indicator of success in public health advancement, it also poses challenges to sustainable development and social and economic progress.

In a recent paper published in the journal World, Rees, from the University of British Columbia, warns of a “major population ‘correction'” before this century is out.

Read the full article or listen to the audio here.

We published Rees’ original paper on August 23, read or download it here.

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