The World's Population

What will the world's population be in 2050?

  1. How accurate was your prediction?

  2. How surprised are you by this information?

  3. What is one big trend you see in this data?

  4. What is one cause of this trend?

  5. What is one consequence of the trend?

  6. How will this affect the US and its power in the world?

  7. Will this trend affect you personally? (for instance, how might it affect where you might live, work, travel, or marry?)

  8. What is one question you have about this?

  9. By 2050, Africa will have the same population as the Europe, Oceania, North America, Latin America & The Caribbean combined. How do you imagine that will change the power dynamic of the entire world?

  10. In the COMMENTS section describe what you think the world will be like in 2050:


Learning Extension

Read this U.N. report on world population projections for 2050.


Action Extension

Contact the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and find out what what they are doing about the global population expansion.


Bonus Chart