8 Billion and Counting

Is the world population, at eight billion and rising, too high?
15 December 2022
Presented by Ed Kessler
Production by Claire Curran, David Perry.


Population in front of a sunset


The United Nations recently announced that by their estimate World population passed the 8 billion mark in November 2022. World population is predicted to continue growing, peaking at just over 10 billion in the 2080s. Is this too high a number and if so what should we do about it? Abdallah Rothman and Ed Kessler reflect …


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