World population to reach 6.5 billion this Saturday
Posted on 22nd February, 2006
The World Population clock estimates the planet’s population is projected to reach 6.5 billion at 7:16 p.m. EST Saturday.
The clocks operates continuously, estimates that each second 4.1 people are born and 1.8 people die. The figures are estimates, subject to error, given the difficulties of maintaining an accurate global population count.
An interesting article at Wired News discuss this issue can be found here.