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World population surpasses 8 billion

The world’s population has surpassed 8 billion people. This comes at a time of a steepening climate crisis threatening the habitability of some places.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with John Wilmoth of the United Nations Population Division about population growth trends and how the international community plans to ensure equitable care for people in low-income nations experiencing the highest growth rates.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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