Contrary to previously apocalyptic predictions, the world’s population is actually expected to balance out at around 11 billion by the end of the century. But the big picture hides at last one alarming detail. In another fascinating animated essay, German educational design studio Kurzgesagt, explains:
Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019 it was home to a billion people living in 46 countries. Although its growth rate has slowed down in the last few decades, it is still much higher than in the rest of the world. While some projections expect around 2.6 billion people others reckon with up to 5 billion by 2100. Such growth would be a huge challenge for any society. But Sub-Saharan Africa is also the poorest region on earth. So is Sub-Saharan Africa doomed? And why do the projections vary by 2.4 billion people?
Previously: An Antidote To Dissatisfaction