It is ten minutes past midnight here, and apparently in the first ten minutes of my 2013 I can expect at least 2670 humans to have been born and 1080 to have died, giving us 1590 more people to live with overall.
I say "at least" because these are actually rates measured two years ago, and things have speeded up a bit since then. Where will it all end? When will it start declining? Why ask such daft questions?
Predictions? Forecasts? More of the same nonsense, I'd say.