ROME — The global population has steadily increased at a high rate for decades. Today, humanity has crossed the eight billion population mark. According to this version of events, many of the very poorest countries will actually break free from extreme poverty. Moreover, researchers estimate the global population may peak at around 8.6 billion in 2050 before declining to seven billion by the year 2100. World population will peak ‘sooner rather than later’ if economic development improves globallyThe analysis performed for this project encompassed ten world regions including Sub-Saharan Africa, China, and the United States.