It took thousands of years for the human population to reach 1 billion, which it is estimated to have achieved in 1804.
It took 156 years to triple to 3 billion in 1960.
It took 39 years to double to 6 billion (1999).
Growth in the number of humans seems to be slowing. Now, in 2019, we’re at 7.7 billion, and we’re expected to be 10.9 billion by the end of this century. I probably won’t be here for that, but you might.
Current projections are that population growth will level off in all areas except Africa. Of course, it’s possible that disease might play a role there.
However, will water and food supplies support that number of people?
Since Western economics depends on a growing population or rising prices to sustain corporations, what happens when neither of those is possible?