India set to overtake China as world population hits 9.8bn by 2050 – UN

India set to overtake China as world population hits 9.8bn by 2050 – UN, by RT.

The world population is set to reach 9.8 billion by 2050 despite a “nearly universal” drop in fertility rates, the UN estimates. India is expected to surpass China as the most populous country by 2024, and Nigeria is set to overtake the US for third place.

The authors of the World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision report noted that roughly 83 million people are being added to the global population each year. …

The world’s population currently sits at nearly 7.6 billion. The growth to 9.8 billion people by 2050 will be largely caused by the world’s 47 least developed countries, 33 of which are in Africa. …

More than half of the growth is expected to come from Africa, even though fertility rates have fallen on the continent in recent years. Asia is predicted to be the second-largest contributor.

Some say India has already overtaken China.

hat-tip Stephen Neil