This week, the birth of a baby somewhere took the world population past the 7 billion mark. That’s something to celebrate. Few thought the world could sustain that many people, ever – yet here we are.
Population Trends and Demography
There’s no one way to suddenly cut carbon emissions, but better family planning where it’s most needed is a cost-effective start.
If you haven’t heard by now, the world is adding its seven billionth person on Oct. 31, 2011.
On World Population Day, we can expect statements from people all along the political spectrum.
Today, the United Nations announced that the world’s population will reach an historic 7 billion people on Oct. 31, 2011.