Monday, October 31, 2011

World's Population Reaches 7 Billion People

It's definitely crazy hearing these kinds of numbers. The world's growing so fast now and in the coming decades we will test the limits of Earth's natural resources. Is there fresh water for everyone? Will there be room to fit us all? These are questions that will need to be answered - if not in our lifetime, than our children's. Read this article over at Reuters and get connected.

"According to the United Nations, the world's population is expected to reach 7 billion on October 31, 2011. If current fertility rates continue at expected levels, the world's population should pass 8 billion in 2023, 9 billion by 2041 and then 10 billion at some point past 2081."

*Also a cool video here. What will the beaches be like?!

- Mahdude

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