The Future of the Planet is Africa

A fascinating article has been published by the Pew Foundation on June 17, 2019, based on a report from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population division, “World Population prospects 2019.”

Here are some sample graphics from the article, which can be found at https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/17/worlds-population-is-projected-to-nearly-stop-growing-by-the-end-of-the-century/

World population growth is projected to flatten by 2100.

The global fertility rate is expected to be 1.9 births per woman by 2100, down from 2.5 today. 2.1 is replacement value – the rate of birth at which the population neither rises nor falls.

African population growth to remain strong until 2100.
African population to be the youngest in 2100

Never would have thunk it! India will eventually surpass China as the world’s most populous country, but Africa’s population will be almost as large as Asia’s by 2100. Africa is the heart chakra of the planet. The continent has been abused for centuries and held down. Perhaps, in the 21st century, Africa will cause humanity to become more heart-centered. We certainly could use an infusion of good vibes!

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