Archive for October, 2013

7 Billion People… And Counting

Posted: October 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

When I was a kid we had something like 4.5 billion people on the planet.

Apparently we hit 7 billion on Oct 31, 2011.

That makes this news exactly two years late.  (Sorry, I lost count of everyone half way through and had to start over again!)

My good friend George Vineyard always said that we didn’t have anything to worry about overpopulation… that scientists have run zillions of test experiments with mouse populations and limited resources and everything balances itself out just fine.

With all due respect, though, I still don’t believe you, George.  It just feels like at some point everything will fall down and the world will just break.