Saturday, January 01, 2011
Expect 2011 to be a year of significant and memorable milestones, not the least of which is the world's human population will exceed seven billion before the end of the year.
National Geographic has posted an excellent, short video which discusses the implications of this unimaginable number. Click here.
Consider: the world's human population did not reach one billion until about 1830, fewer than 200 years ago. The good news is our numbers are growing more slowly than they were just a few years back. The bad news is that there are still way too many of us for humans to live harmoniously with the planet's other species, both fauna and flora.