World's population estimated to have passed 8 billion

By Mead Gruver
Updated November 10 2023 - 11:55am, first published 11:51am
Fertility rates are falling below replacement level in much of the world. (AP PHOTO)
Fertility rates are falling below replacement level in much of the world. (AP PHOTO)

The human species has topped eight billion, with longer life spans offsetting fewer births, but world population growth continues a long-term trend of slowing down, the US Census Bureau says.

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