According to Live Science, The Planet's Population Hit 6.5 Billion Saturday."On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:16 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the population here on this good Earth is projected to hit 6.5 billion people."
"This figure is over 3.5 times the size of the Earth's population at the beginning of the 20th century and roughly double its size in 1960," the study explained.
Even more striking is that the time required for the global population to grow from 5 billion to 6 billion—just a dozen years—was shorter than the interval between any of the previous billions.
On average, 4.4 people are born every second.
People born every minute
Population in the year 1000
Population in the year 1900
Population in the year 2050
Number of people ever born*
That's a lot of people!
And the forum population continues to explode!