Photo: Getty Images the population of the Earth exceeded 7.5 billion people

The number of earthlings has exceeded 7.5 billion.

The Fund’s experts, the Earth’s Population predict that in January of the following year on the planet will live more than 7.5 billion people, reports Espreso.

On the night of January 1, 2018 on planet Earth will be 7 591 541 000 people. Compared to last year, earthlings became 83 million more. This is about twice the population of Ukraine. Every second the world population is growing by an average of 2.6 inhabitants (number of births minus deaths).

Most of the population growth observed in Africa. According to the UN, by 2050 the continent is expected to double the number of residents – from 1.26 billion to 2.53 billion.

Among the positive reasons for the growing number of the world’s population, the organization notes the increasing life expectancy and reducing mortality among children . Thanks for this you need scientists, which make rapid breakthroughs in the field of health. Meanwhile, a lack of sex education, weak government programs on health, poverty, and lack of gender equality have only a negative impact on the population of the Earth.

Researchers at the American sociological center Pew Research Center said that by 2050, 14% of the EU population will be Muslim.

Earlier it was reported that the population of Earth in 2050 will reach 10 billion people.

Recall, the population of Ukraine decreased by 150 thousand people.