Global population numbers are on track to reach 7 billion in 2011, just 12 years after reaching 6 billion in 1999. Virtually all of the growth is in developing countries. And the growth of the world’s youth population (ages 15 to 24) is shifting into the poorest of those countries.
Not surprisingly, the great bulk of today’s 1.2 billion youth (nearly 90 percent) are in developing countries. Eight in 10 of those youth live in Africa and Asia and during the next few decades
We just added 1 billion people in 12 years. Wow this planet is getting crowded.