This week the United Nations Population Division released the 2012 revision of the World Population Prospects, projecting that world population could reach 9.6 billion by mid-century. This represents an increase of 300 million people from the 2010 revision.

In short, our numbers are growing, and they’re growing more than expected.

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/06/14/in-a-growing-world-what-is-an-individual-womans-worth/