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The UN has predicted there will be 10 billion people living on Earth by 2100. The mind boggles as to how our overstretched cities will adapt (schools operating a day and night shift? The Ritz fitting suites with bunkbeds?)

But according to demographer Danny Dorling, the 10 billion figure is something to celebrate.

Since 1971 the global population has increased at a slower rate year on year. Once it peaks at 10 billion, Earth’s population should actually decline.

If we reproduce less, and the richest billion share more, there will be enough to go round, he believes.

How seldom we hear positive predictions about the future of the planet. Such cheering news is enough to make you want more kids.