How the United States won the World Cup
A decade ago, the United Kingdom was a nation of 2.5 million people.
By 2020, the population was nearly 2.3 million.
But the United Nations’ population predictions for 2046 predicted that Britain’s population would be 6.8 million, or just 0.3 percent of the world’s.
As a result, the nation’s population was set to reach 1.3 billion by 2050.
The British government didn’t know it.
A decade later, the British are set to lose their world record.
“It’s a great shame,” says David Davis, the UK’s former Foreign Secretary.
“We’ve been able to maintain our population for so long, and now we’re going to lose it.
It’s a shame.
But that’s the world we live in, and we can’t be complacent.”
It’s not just that the United Nation’s population projections are wrong.
They’re also wildly optimistic.
The United States has the world population, and yet it has the population of a small country.
The population of Norway is 2.7 million, but its population is just 0