According to the
CIA Factbook, in 2007, for every 8 people who
died 20 were born. Depending on who's estimating
that means that the world's population is growing at
the rate of about 1 million people every 4 days.
Let's stop for a moment to contemplate this mind-boggling figure. Each week, the global population is increasing by more people than live in the entire of Philadelphia. Each month, the global population increases by almost that of New York City.
Somewhere between when my father was born in the 1920s and today, the world's population has increased more than three-fold from less than 2 billion to 6.7 billion. Sheer numbers combined with "advances" in technology have changed humanity from an intelligent mammal ...
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