Peak Human


As the Trends editors began arguing 35 years ago, civilization is facing a long-term decline in human population due to the global collapse in fertility. That’s something that’s never happened before. The big question is when and how fast this will unfold.

The most recent UN forecast sees a global population peak at nearly 10.4 billion in the mid-2080s. However, plenty of other experts see our numbers crestin.....
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