A newborn Filipino girl named Danica is being championed as the world's symbolic 7 billionth baby.Establishing space colonies and exploiting off-planet resources, along with decreasing population on Earth, what commenter nebris calls industry up, population down, would definitely be a long-term science-fiction solution to many of our problems. The issue is what can we do in the short to medium term. That's what this blog is really about. Everything else I write about is just the details.
It's impossible to know Earth's population in real-time, but the UN estimates the 7 billionth person was born at some point on October 31.
This has led to other countries claiming their own 7 billionth babies, amid pomp and circumstance.
The milestone isn't all fun and games. It highlights the growing problem of overpopulation.
Should the parents of these babies be looking for alternative places to raise their families?
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Next Media Animation on seven billion people
While I was out of the country, the event forecast in World population hits seven billion happened. Time to show Next Media Animation's more humorous take on the occasion.