The population clock on Population Media Center’s home page (www.populationmedia.org) rolled over to 6.8 billion people today.
Thanks to Bill Butz and Carl Haub of the Population Reference Bureau for pointing me to the 2007 data set provided by the UN Population Division, showing the results of the biennial survey of countries’ stated population policies. As Carl points out, translating statements into action is another thing. The data set can be downloaded at: http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wpp2007/WPPdownload.htm
Current World Population
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